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Hello Doctor, I have a history of heart palpitation for that am using ditiazem medication from three months and recently stopped because the palpitation does not improved. Recently have been flecainide acetate. What can I do?

2014-11-21 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:You should check with your doctor as to what is the cause of your palpitations (feeling of abnormal heart beats). There are many different causes and the treatment varies with the cause. If atrial fibrillation is the cause, then flecainide may be an appropriate medication for you.

Hi, My father in law is suffering from congestive heart failure, his liver is enlarged and kidneys are to be effected because of his heart is functioning at 30% and he is not responding to any treatment. How long can he survive and can he will be back to a normal shape in couple of days?

2014-11-21 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:Only the doctor who is treating your father can answer these questions. There are many different types of medications to try, and also medical devices such as CRT pacemaker or cardiac assist devices.

When I am lifting weights have a problem with skipping heart beats. Some times it will invasely fast and some times it should be irregular. I have a habituation of drinking coffee and a caffeine per day.

2014-11-21 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:You would need to wear a heart monitor such as a Holter or event monitor to make a recording when you are having the symptoms; then see your doctor to discuss the results.

Hello Doctor, I have a problem with low heart rate is around 53 bpm, then it disposes to be felt like spacey, lightheaded, and dizziness.When am worry it is going to be faint. Some times I have also chest pains. Whether it is anxiety or bradycardia?

2014-11-21 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:53bpm is not a very slow heart rate and may not be the cause of your symptoms; you should see your doctor to arrange a 24 hour Holter monitor or an Event monitor.

Hello Doctor, I had regular heart flutters and it happens during at night at the time of sleep or watching T.V. and it felts like adrenaline rush only for seconds. I have observed that it occurs constantly. So,kindly suggest me on this?

2014-11-21 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:The only way to make a doagnosis is to see your doctor and arrange for a Holter monitor or Event monitor, in order to record your heartbeat when you are having the palpitations.

Hi,I had heart cramp problem, and felt a cramp and to breathe very hard, if I am trying to breathe it hurts and beats irreguarly. I am receiving heart palpitations in my heart rate. Please suggest me what is the reason and what can I do?

2014-11-21 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:You will need to see your doctor for a heart exam blood tests and ECG as a first step to find the cause of your symptoms.

My aunty has congestive heart failure, recently she known that her heart is enlarged, mitral valve is seriously leaking and beats are irregular. She is using 60 mg water tablet along with some other medication. She has continuous swollen of left leg and ankle. What is the real life span at that point?

2014-11-21 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:See below - this questions already answered.

My aunt has congestive heart failure, her heart is enlarged, mitral valve is seriously leaking and beats are irregular. She is using 60 mg water tablet along with some other medication. Her left leg and ankle should be continuously ballons.What is the real life span for that?

2014-11-07 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:The lady should definitely see a cardiologist as medical thretmant can do much to improve her symptoms. There are also surgical and new minimally invasive treatments for mitral valve leaks. It is not possible to predict someone\'s likespan from this information.

I have two echocardiograms and have heart palpitation problem. When am doing anything like lean back on the chair or walking fastly having heart flutters and skipped a few beats. Why this is happening and am worry about this?

2014-11-07 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:You should see an internist or cardiologist and get a heart monitor to determine what is the cause of your palpitations.

Hello Doctor, I had a heart beat problem during asleep and felt like unconscious some times and also felt like heart murmurs.I don't know whether it is heart or acidity problem.Please can u suggest me?

2014-11-02 Answered By : Dr. Noel Gerard Boyle,MD, PhD

Answer:Feeling\'like unconscious some times\' is a is problem that should immediately be evaluated by your internist or cardiologist. This could be due to abnormal heart rates, either too slow or too fast, your doctor will consider an ECG or heart monitor as a first step. You should not delay in seeing your doctor.

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