I am 65 year old. I felt slightly unstable a couple of time during the day. Immediately got the done. My readings are Rate 86; PR 140; QRSD 82;QT 396; QTC 474 AXIS P 69; QRS 6 T 4 Speed: 25 mm/sec Limb: 10mm/mv and Chest: 10 mm/mv. The emergency doctor said it is Normal and my unsteady gait relates vertigo. Pl confirm his findings for my assurance. Thanks
The ECG reading explains nothing about your symptoms. While vertigo may be associated with a cardiac problem, this EKG doesn't prove anything. You need a doctor's consultation to evaluate your heart, your ears and possibly your brain as well as other causes.
An assessment for any serious underlying disorder requiring urgent treatment such as coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease.
Identifying the nature of the presenting symptom in terms of true vertigo, syncope (fainting), presyncope or any other form of dizziness. Dizziness can usually be categorised into one of four main groups:
Hi. In July of '11 I died twice the same night from cardiac arrest. After quad bypass surgery, and beginning to come more and more from some of the strong meds for I guess keeping me sedated, I noticed a tremendous burning on the tops of both feet...neuropathy. The bottoms of my feet are both numb which makes it even stranger. I realize this isn't your specialty, but my ex brother in law had a heart attack and now he also has neuropathy, but his has now effected not only his feet, but he says it's advanced up to his knees. Do you know how or why we're both experiencing a nerve disorder, and a nerve disorder right after a cardiac event? And is there a cure for it that you're aware of? My personal Dr. can't give me any answers, and even the manufacturer of the medication I'm on for it, Gabapentin, can't tell me, or even tell me how the medication works. Anyway, any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated, and I'd LOVE to find some cure because I'm tired of not only the pain and numbness, but looking like I've been drinking heavily when I try to walk. Thank you.
Last week I participated in a Podcast and sevral articles "New fronts in heart disease: perspectives from a heart surgeon" that were published in the Digital Journal. In it, I had the opportunity to discuss advances in the the treatment and prevention of heart disease. These were the questions that I addressed during the interview. For the answers I chose from a large variety of topics, outlined below. Of course, this is a very incomplete list, but nonetheless it involved far more that what could be covered in a half-hour podcast:
I have been getting severe spasms everywhere,but a lot in my rib area I have been given muscle relaxers, 2.5 mil. valium and pain meds. but its not helping. could this be caused from my arteries? I have had a quad. bypass, and I'm diabetic. this has been going on over 2 years and getting worse. It's everyday all day long. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.I'm 59 years old also.
Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question:
Don’t perform stress cardiac imaging or advanced non-invasive imaging in the initial evaluation of patients without cardiac symptoms unless high-risk markers are present.
Asymptomatic, low-risk patients account for up to 45 percent of unnecessary “screening.” Testing should be performed only when the following findings are present: diabetes in patients older than 40-years-old; peripheral arterial disease; or greater than 2 percent yearly risk for coronary heart disease events.
Don’t perform annual stress cardiac imaging or advanced non-invasive imaging as part of routine follow-up in asymptomatic patients.
Where I live, on February 21, 2013 the issue of gun control resulted in an emergency session by the Maine Legislature, and a bipartisan resolution to enact a new law that will make identifying information of concealed-weapons permit holders private. It was the direct result of a perfectly legal request by a local newspaper last week for information on these permits. The resulting public furor, as well as a not-so subtle threat to withdraw advertising, prompted a hasty withdrawal of the request.
Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes smaller arteries that supply blood to your fingers and toes to spasm (narrow), limiting the local blood circulation. Women are more often affected than men. It's also more common in people who live in colder climates.