Heart

 

What Happens When Your Heart Quivers?

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Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF, affects almost three million Americans. AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat called arrhythmia that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. What do heart tremors feel like? Your heart may feel like it’s pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly, often for just a few seconds or minutes. You may also...

How Do I Stop Heart Palpitations From Anxiety?

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With anxiety, you may experience acute attacks or become stuck in this response, which can lead to persistent heart palpitations. How is palpitations and anxiety related? Anxiety causes mental and physical responses to stressful situations, including heart palpitations. When a person feels anxious, this activates a fight or flight response, which increases their heart rate. During an anxiety attack,...

Is Yo-yo Dieting Bad For Your Heart?

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Summary: A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online in the journal Metabolism, for the first time has shown that a history of yo-yo dieting does not negatively affect metabolism or the ability to lose weight long term. How dangerous is a yo-yo? “Yo-yo dieting” — where people lose weight and gain it back again — doubles the risk of a heart...

Can First-degree Heart Block Go Away?

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Complete atrioventricular (AV) block is known to be reversible in some cases of acute inferior wall myocardial infarction (MI). The reversibility of high-grade AV block in non-MI coronary artery disease (CAD), however, is rarely described in the literature. Can first-degree AV block progress? Complications. Patients with first-degree AV block can occasionally progress to higher-grade AV blocks. Usually,...

Does Radiation On Left Breast Affect The Heart?

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Certain treatments, such as radiation used for cancer, can cause vasculopathy. When this occurs, it is known as radiation-induced vasculopathy. This condition causes narrowing of the blood vessels, known as a lesion, which reduces the amount of blood flow through the vessel and can affect different areas of the body. Does radiation affect blood pressure? Prolonged exposure to low-dose radiation may...

Do Creased Earlobes Indicate Heart Disease?

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Discussion. Diagonal earlobe crease (DELC), the wrinkle at 45° between the auricle and the tragus, also known as Frank’s sign, was first reported to be associated with CAD by Sanders T. Frank in 1973 when he noted it in 20 patients with angina . Do earrings cause earlobe creases? Anecdotal evidence has linked earlobe creases and heart disease since at least 1958, but the topic remains highly...

How Do Anastomosis Benefit The Heart?

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Coronary anastomoses are a clinically vital subject: the coronary anastomosis is the blood supply to the heart. The coronary arteries are vulnerable to arteriosclerosis and other effects. … These can be ameliorated by surgical intervention to create a bypass using the anastomosis technique. What is the significance of anastomosis? Anastomosis occurs naturally in the body, where veins and arteries...

What Causes Heart Breaking?

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The most common signs and symptoms of broken heart syndrome are angina (chest pain) and shortness of breath. You can experience these things even if you have no history of heart disease. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) or cardiogenic shock also may occur with broken heart syndrome. How do you fix your heart when it’s broken? Tips for healing a broken heart Take time to grieve. … Find...