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 Aortic Stenosis and Sudden Death?
I am suffering from Aortic Stenosis (Moderate to Severe) and MR (Mild), Cardiologists say that I need valve replacement. I'm 29 male, married. I work for some government authority. I want to ...

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Im a 15 year old male. I gave up caffine since last year. I do rarely have anxiety attacks.
But recently, I've had times where it feels like my heart pounds 2 or 3 times really hard, then ...

 What is atherosclerotic aorta?

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currently at 2000 mg
Additional Details
Thanks for all the responses. More details: Yes I am gettting regular bloodwork. wants my ldl to be greater than 1. currently working towards 1 (.9...

 100 Meter Sprints Or 2 mile Walking/Steady Running Mix Better For Your Heart?
Which is better and why?

Please give specific details why....

 What's the difference between a hypertension specialist and a cardiologist?
I just underwent echocardiogram and was found out I have Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP). My doctor is a hypertension specialist. Some officemates told me that I should also consult a cardiologist. But I...

 Water retention and breathing difficulty?

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 I am recovering from a heart attack, how long should I wait before traveling and flying?
The heart attack ended in 8 days in the hospital, 3 expanders in 1 artery and cleaning out that artery. What else eat, sleep and exercise healthy. No alcohol or cigs. No tension, stress ect. I am ...

 My blood pressure...?
hey i am a 15 year old female and my blood pressure is 138/78.
is this unhealthy? i weight about 130 pounds and im 5 feet 4 inches....

 My question is regarding breathing difficulties.?
Over the last couple of months, I've been struggling with my breathing. I first went to the doctor because, when I exercised vigorously, my heart would race and beat abnormally. My doctor sent ...

 Blood test results came back showing low platelets? Help?
I had a bllod test and it has come back that I am to go and see my doctor soon as they have come back as showing low platelets? Can any body tell me what this is suggesting?...

 'Why is the heart associated with emotions even though it has nothing to do with it?

 I want to know the cost of angeography and also the total possible cost of the treatment of heart blockage?
my aunty is suffering from heart blockages so the doc advised her to go for angeography plz help..........

 Has anyone ever had low platelets on here?
I went to the Doctor and my blood platelets are down to 30 .they did a bone marrow and now I have to go for my liver and spleen test...he doenst know yet why I cant produce ...

 Ldl holysterole?
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in chest of ...

 While under anesthesia....?
After 2 years of chronic tonsilitis, my otherwise healthy 22 year old daughter had her tonsils removed yesterday. There was no stress test done prior to undergoing surgery.

While under ...

My aunt's blood pressure is 160/80, is tht bad?
She went to the doctor today.

the bottom one is right on the top one is 20 over to when the
Dr starts to worry =get her to take several deep breaths until it comes down =good luck

Your aunt's blood pressure is just barely in the range where it creates a high risk of causing heart problems and stroke. The doctor will probably prescribe drugs to reduce the pressure and encourage your aunt to start exercising a little each day.

How old is your aunt as the systolic pressure (the higher number) tends to increase with age anyway, but 160 is on the high side. She may be prescribed some tablets that make her pee more, or she may be given some lifestyle advice as a first resort.
It is important to keep a check on it whatever course is prescribed.

Everyone's blood pressure is different. This may be normal for her. However, as far as guidelines show normal is usually 120/70.
Depending on age, weight, activity level, other disease conditions. You generally don't want to see the systolic (top number) above 150 or the diastolic number (bottom number) over 100.
These can be indicitive of other underlying issues. I'm glad she's going to the dr. This typically isn't a very scary high number though!

Andre W
Your aunt should definately be concerned. The ideal blood pressure is 120/80, although athletes sometimes see lower pressures that are normal for them. In reading the blood pressure the top number is the systolic pressure, and the bottom one is diastolic pressure. Systolic refers to the heart's ability to pump and diastolic refers to the heart's ability to fill. Your aunt is experiencing systolic hypertention which means that her heart is being overworked and increasing the blood pressure. Im sure she will just be put on something like a Beta Blocker to decrease the load on the heart.

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