Pacemaker and lifestyle

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:17

My father aged 76 has been recently implanted with a pace maker having the following medical conditions...
-Sinus syndrome
-Diastolic dysfunction
-Impaired LV function
-Cervical spondylosis
Can you suggest something how he should maintain his lifestyle?
Thanks in advance

Medical question

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:16

I have recieved the results from a 5 day novacor and the results how sinus rhythm with ocassional atrial and ventricular ectopic beats also an episode of sinus tachycardia what does this mean ?

Please help as i am very freaked out. 

Acute coronary syndrome

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:15

Hello Doc,
I have been diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome manifesting as unstable angina. I feel a tightness in my heart area and sharp pains when at rest. I smoked for about fifteen years but have been off for 5. Anyway, is this a permanent condition? Can it go away? My echo and ECG show that my heart muscles are slightly larger than normal and the exterior muscles surrounding the heart is thickening. There is also a thickening of the vein/ artery that carries blood to the heart. What needs to be done to reduce the thickness and rtestore my heart to proper functioning.


Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:14

Does procoralan effect cardiac output/exercise performance like a beta blocker? If an athlete takes it should he worry if it will effect any performance?
Thank you

Aortic valve stenosis

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:12

I have aortic valve stenosis -  In USA as of now my option is sugery,  I have had two open chest surgery (esophagus tumor and bypass) and would rather have a non invasive operation if valve replacement is necessary.  As of now I have a echo done every 6 months to see if stenosis is closing.  I have no symptoms (swollen ankles, shortness of breath,  weight gain) but according to cardiologist it is only a matter of time.  I am looking at options to surgery.

Body building

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:10

I m 36 and had a heart attack before 1 year. I used to exercise with weights, now I m exercising with weights with my doctor's advice and doing cardio. I want to us supplements (protein, creatine). is this ok? I take salospir and crestor.