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 How much does blood pressure medicine cost?
I'm trying to calculate how much money i would need if i get put on some medicine, im going to start working out more to try to lower my blood pressure. I'm a student though its its rather ...

 I am scared I have just been told I might have angina?
I know it is a treetable condition but the pain in my chest scares me does it get any better
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 My blood presure?
I have my systolic rate of 117 mmHG diastolic rate 65mmHG with pulse rate of 70,
a pharmacist told me that I have to be aware with my diastolic and also he ask me to lower down the pulse ...

 Sometimes, at random times, my heart starts beating really quick, almost 2x faster than normal???
sometimes this happens when i stand up, or today, when i woke up, i was laying on my stomach, and it started beating too fast... is this normal? should i get it checked out?


 I have high blood pressure, under meds but sometimes get readings close together ex 109/88 or 99/79?
I have had high blood pressure for over 3 yrs, the medication has helped but since I have been monitoring it more I found when it gets lower the readings sometimes within or less than 20 pts of ...

 Is heart attack a genetic disease?

 Can someone please tell me why it is so hard to lose a sister to a heart condition?
my sister was only 30 years old with her whole life ahead of her. she left behind her husband and 3-year-old son. last year she went to thailand for stem-cell implant surgery, that worked very well ...

 I have been told i have a very fast pulse. What effects will this have?
I had to go into hospital for tonsilitis that had poisoned my body and my pulse was 133 bpm. They said this was high. Now my resting pulse is 112 and the doc says i have to wear a heart monitor for 24...

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 Reading an ECG?
If you notice that there are two P waves for every QRS complex, what are the person's problem(s)?...

 Should I go to the gym despite my condition...?
I'm wondering this. I couldnt sleep all night literally; 5 am here.
Scientific studies show that staying up late is bad for blood vessels and blood pressure. I can feel my erratic pulse due ...

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 Does it always mean that if u have a normal blood pressure, u also have a normal cholesterol?
My husband has a 104/78 blood pressure but not sure if he has more bad cholesterol than good ones. He just wants to believe that as long as he has a normal blood pressure, it doesnt bother him at ...

 How long before I can drive ?
Just had an I.C.D. fitted, doctor told me I can't drive for a month D.V.L.A. told me 6 months, I suppose they are right anyone know ?

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 Heart problem?
im 17 yrs old and my heart does this weird fluttery thing. its not painful and i feel fine but it scares me. its been doin this for a bout a month now...any idea what i could be..one of my friends ...

 Quadruple bypass?
What success stories do you have about quadruple bypass surgery? My fiance has it coming up on Tuesday and we are both pretty scared so I would like to hear about some success stories. Thank you to ...

 Racing pulse in my lower left rib?Heart problem? HELP!?
Just now, I felt a very racing pulse like sensation below my left rib. it lasted for about 5 seconds or so. It felt like a person's heart doing exercise. It was very fast. Is this a pulse? But I ...

 Any medical majors out their?
Please only answer if you are a med. major...doesn't heart rate compensate for changes in blood pressure...ex: as heart rate increases blood pressure increases?...

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A close friend of mine recently died suddenly and unexpectedly. What can I learn from his post mortem results?
Here are some of the finding of the post mortem results.

> heart enlarged (twice normal size for his age) - he was almost 60)

>Valves were calcified and hardeded along aorta

>prostate severely enlarged and possibly cancerous.

I'm wondering what the most likely causes of the factors identified as his cause of death?

Any specific clues or just lifestyle factors I wonder?


Mike G
Sounds like he had a ventricular fibrillation. Unless he had an implanted ACD, he would have died.

He had CHF with valve failure. He probably had hypertension most of his life which cause the enlarged heart. Be glad he lasted to 60. Most CHF/Sudden Death Syndrome patients die earlier.

Lifestyle probably played a part of it, but genetics probably played a larger one.
His heart may have been too big to pump effectively, or he may have had a massive heart attack due to clogged arteries. It's hard to say for sure, but I would imagine that would have killed him before the cancer did, especially if it was 'possibly' cancer not 'definately'.

When your number is up its time to go, many people live with those symptoms for many years, it was your friends time to go to a better place.

Dinty Moore
If no blocked arteries were noted he did not die of a heart attack. Sudden cardiac death is usually arrhythmic in origin. The enlarged heart puts him at increased risk for this. The important finding would be the cause. Valve calcification alone isn't enough unless it caused stenosis of blockage of the valve. If in fact he did have aortic stenosis severe enough to cause his heart to enlarge this is the likely culprit and can be implicated in sudden death. Prostate cancer not a factor.

Having such enlarged heart likely means he has dilated cardiomyopathy and has poor pumping function (ejection fraction). Extremely low pumping function is prone for arrhythmias and heart failure. That may or may not be the cause of death.

Dilated cardiomyopathy commonly is due to hypertension and ischemia (blocked arteries), among others. You would do yourself good to take on lifestyle changes that prevent high blood pressure or coronary artery disease. (such as low fat diet, exercise, don't smoke, etc etc, common sense things)

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