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Just How Fast Is Your Heart Beating? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 03 May 2013 3:00am Just under 2 months ago, I looked at a study attempting to predict cardiorespiratory fitness via non-exercise means .  Of note, the authors linked body mass index and resting heart rate to CRF.  But do we really care as much about CRF as we do our mortality?  In fact, in a prospective cohort study published last month in Heart , the author ... Read on »
Just How Fast Is Your Heart Beating? Part 2 by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 15 Jun 2013 3:00am Back in March , I looked at a study using resting heart rate (RHR) to predict cardiovascular fitness w/o exercise.  Then last month , I looked at another study using RHR to predict mortality.  So I thought I'd point out a prospective observational study published in this month's European Heart Journal in which the authors linked increased ... Read on »
Hearing the Fetal Heartbeat by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 12 Aug 2008 4:22pm IP's have asked me questions regarding the fetal heart beat and what is 'normal' and if the heart rate can indicate to us if the baby is a boy or a girl. I came a crossed this very informative article by Marjorie Greenfield, MD and thought I would let HER explain the ins and outs of heartbeat monitoring. Sharon www ... Read on »
Pregnancy journal: 2/20 Heart beat at 8.5 weeks!!! by Coco .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 12:00am Last week I went to ob/gy for a sonogram to see if we see the baby and the heart beat. And we did!!!! It’s so magical that the sac has increased more than double its size from 2 weeks ago and the white thing inside the sac, maybe 1-2 cm is the baby and the heartbeat was fast! All the blood test came back normal and the doctor ... Read on »
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What Is Hypotension? Hypotension (HI-po-TEN-shun) is low blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Blood pressure is measured as systolic (sis-TOL-ik) and diastolic (di-a-STOL-ik) pressures. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart beats wh ... Read on »
We Have a Heartbeat by Jennifer Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:51pm The ultrasound yesterday showed a 8w5d baby (I was 8w2d) with a heart rate of 169. Just one baby, with no hemorrhages or anything else unpleasant. Todays appointment was boring. The doctor went over my blood work - everything good and did a pap smear. I had forgotten how much pap smears suck. I swore I was bleeding the whole way home. ... Read on »
Anaphylactic Shock: The Episode by {lifeasa}RunningMom Posted Tue 06 Aug 2013 1:47pm This is the second part of my three part story. You can read part one HERE . It was Monday night and darling daughter and I had just arrived to Texas two days ago. We were beginning our three week vacation with Grandma (her Grandma, my Mom) and I was determined not to be that pesky person from Hawai'i that was a difficult eater. My dairy fr ... Read on »
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (Arrhythmia) by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Arrhythmia An arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called tachycardia. A heartbeat that is too slow is called bradycardia.Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or ... Read on »
Max Planck scientists succeed in filming organs and joints in real time using magnetic resonance imaging by Brian Ahier Posted Tue 31 Aug 2010 9:30pm "Please hold absolutely still": This instruction is crucial for patients being examined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is the only way to obtain clear images for diagnosis. Up to now, it was therefore almost impossible to image moving organs using MRI. Max Planck researchers from Göttingen have now succeeded in significantly reducing t ... Read on »