Could I have a thoracic outlet syndrome

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Q: 37 year old female with pain in upper left arm sensitive to touch and collarbone -some swelling in lower forearm had since last august had various tests eventually had MRI which showed 50 % stenosis of subclavian artery – but my consultant doesnt think it is related to the pain i am having please advise its taken 8 months …

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

Introduction Symptoms Diagnosis Tilt Table Test Treatment Prognosis POTS is a condition in which a change from supine to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate, called tachycardia. Introduction Studies have shown a decrease in blood flow to the brain when that occurs. Patients with POTS may have problems when changing position, even when moving from …

Brunch in a Basket

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  Hi there, this is Chef Piet! Here is a new idea I am playing around with. It is called, “Brunch in a Basket”. This is a food kit with everything you need for an awesome brunch, meant to be given as a gift, but also could be commercialized. I made this one few times, “Braised Kale, with poached egg, …

Why Cardiac Health was created

I am Dr Tryzelaar and a retired cardio thoracic surgeon. After a life-long career in the treatment of heart diseases, I created this web site to help you with your cardiac disease questions. This is what you’ll get as well: Answers to your questions Information about how your heart works Help with making a diagnosis when things go wrong Cardiac Treatments …

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Posted on September 16, 2009 – 4:44pm Assess Your Cardiac Risks  Welcome to CardiacHealth! I am Dr. Tryzelaar, and I have created this site to enable you to make informed decisions about your own heart care. Cardiac disease, and in particular coronary artery disease (CAD), is the number one killer in America. Despite ample supply of medical information about CAD …

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Diabetes and Cardiac Health

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Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people, 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, or almost 100 million people if patients with pre-diabetes are included. The number of Americans with diabetes is projected to double or triple by 2050. Cardiovascular disease, and specifically, angina, is the number one killer in America. Diabetics are at a particularly high risk of developing heart attacks and stroke with …

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Ask Dr T was nominated in September 2012 as one of The Best Cardiology  Blogs on Internetmedicine, “where Internet meets medicine” in the company of others that include The American College of Cardiology, Dr. Topol,  Dr. Cresman and Harvard Health Publications

High Cholesterol, high HDL, low triglycerides

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 Question:   I’d like to ask a question about my recent cholesterol test results.  I had it tested for the first time ever recently.  I am a 38-yr-old female, 5’3″ and 115 lbs, no known health issues.  I do cardio exercise 4 -6 days a week for a half hour.  My diet is fairly healthy, as I actively avoid high …