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Dr. Michelle Webb

Cardiologist

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26 years Experience
Dr. Michelle Webb
  • Carrollton, Georgia
  • University At Buffalo SUNY School Of Med and Biomedical Sciences Buffalo Ny
  • Accepting new patients

Don't want to have surgery for enlarged heart--any other options?

Well before you get that far several things must be determined. 1). The type of x-ray performed with regard to position, if it's an AP view (anterior/posterior) then the heart READ MORE
Well before you get that far several things must be determined.

1). The type of x-ray performed with regard to position, if it's an AP view (anterior/posterior) then the heart shadow is almost always enlarged
VS. PA view.

2). Your medical history : high blood pressure (hypertension /htn), alcohol use, obesity, etc.

3). An ekg & echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) is needed to determine the size of the chambers, overall heart function & any parts of the heart walls that may not be moving well, etc.
This will give many clues to a possible diagnosis if your heart is truly enlarged.

4). If the echo is abnormal then more testing is needed : a stress test & depending on the outcome of that then a cardiac cath most likely will be needed to rule out some other causes.

So surgery is not the first option & it truly depends on the underlying cause.

Have your doctor refer you to a local cardiologist for further examination & treatment options asap.

I hope that helps you.

Are there alternatives to a catheter ablation for atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia

I would respectfully refer you to your electrophysiologist for the best solutions and alternatives for treatment.

Thanks.

Increasing resting heart rate, what is it?

Increasing resting heart rate : anything greater than 100 beats per min is considered Tachycardia. If it remains regular it could be : Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (normal READ MORE
Increasing resting heart rate : anything greater than 100 beats per min is considered Tachycardia.


If it remains regular it could be : Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (normal or regular fast beating heart) .


If irregular beating is noted it may be: atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat from the upper chambers of the heart) or atrial flutter a fast but more regularly irregular heart beat.


There are several possibilities , so I'd recommend that you see your primary care doctor who can order a heart monitor(ambulatory ekg) that you can wear for 24 hours or more or an event monitor for up to 30 days as an outpatient or refer you to your local cardiologist.


The danger of a continuous fast beating heart is enlargement or dilation of the heart known as a cardiomyopathy.


I hope this helped to answer your question & that you seek additional evaluation & treatment as needed.



Thanks,


Dr. Webb

Is chest heaviness related to my past heart issues?

Right sided chest pain can be related to cardiac or heart disease esp. in women as an atypical presentation and in some men as well. It may also be related to lung disease, pleurisy READ MORE
Right sided chest pain can be related to cardiac or heart disease esp. in women as an atypical presentation and in some men as well. It may also be related to lung disease, pleurisy from a cold/congestion /pneumonia, connective tissue disease like lupus, etc., or possibly a pulmonary embolism or clot to the lung.

Please seek urgent medical attention for evaluation.