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    karbear1958 posted:
    Health Screening <15MG/DL HDL-C. Patental heart disease included cardiac atherosclerosis stent placement ,heart bypass surgery, ventrical and atrial fribulation, high genetic homocyst)ine level, aortic valve replacement.
    Physician states low HDL-C no problem..heart palpatations....I eat lowfat diet, I am not overweight or obese....
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    CardiostarUSA1 responded:
    Hi:

    Patental?


    You mean parental.

    "Physician states low HDL-C no problem"

    American Heart Association

    Cholesterol Levels

    HDL Cholesterol Level

    Low HDL cholesterol. A major risk factor for heart disease.*

    Less than 40 mg/dL (for men)*

    Less than 50 mg/dL (for women)*

    "Heart palpitations"

    The most common type of palpitations, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs, occurs even in many heart-healthy individuals), described that the heart is flip-flopping, fluttering, jumping, pausing or stopping briefly (though it's actually not doing that), pounding, skipping, thumping, or strong, hard, or forceful beats being felt in the chest, neck, throat, has various causes (cardiac and non-cardiac) or triggers (includes alcohol).

    As reported, PVCs are typically harmless (benign), be it isolated (single), couplets (2-in-row), triplets (3-in-a-row) or salvos (short bursts of 3 or more in-a-row), bigeminy (occurring every other beat), trigeminy (occurring every third beat), quadrigeminy (occurring every fourth beat), etc.

    However, the main problem or concern (even more so, much more emphasized for those with certain major or serious heart conditions) with PVCs is when sustained ventricular tachycardia (runs of PVCs over 30 seconds) occurs.

    Also, non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT, runs of PVCs under 30 seconds, but typically not salvos) may/can become serious as well if it occurs frequently (episodes are grouped closely/tightly together).

    Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

    ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Best of luck down the road of life.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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    Be well-informed

    About com: Heart Disease

    Raisng Your HDL Levels

    http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/cholesterol/a/raiseHDL.htm

    Fat Free Kitchen

    How to Raise HDL cholesterol, Raising HDL Cholesterol.

    http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/cholesterol/raise-hdl-cholesterol.html

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    MedicineNet

    Palpitations

    http://www.medicinenet.com/Palpitations/article.htm

    eHealthMD

    Palpitations

    http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/palpitations/PAL_whatis.html

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    LEARN ABOUT the heart's delicate and precise electrical conduction system

    Your-doctor

    Animated Tutorial

    http://www.your-doctor.com/healthinfocenter/medical-conditions/cardiovascular/conductiontutorial.html

    Heart Rhythm Society

    Patients & Public Information Center

    http://www.hrspatients.org

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    Heart Disease TYPES

    Men and Women

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men

    Heart Disease SYMPTOMS

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

    Mayo Clinic

    Heart Disease

    Definition. Symptoms. Causes. Risk factors. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Prevention......

    Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart, and in some cases your...

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120

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    Good to know, for the primary/secondary prevention of heart attack/brain attack

    Epidemiologic studies have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel, or emerging) for atherosclerosis, which includes age, gender, genetics, diabetes, smoking (also secondhand), inactivity, obesity, hypertension, high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, LOW HDL (less than 40 mg/dL, an HDL level of 60/65 mg/dL or more is considered protective against coronary artery disease), high homocysteine, and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

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    It's your future......be there. :-)
     
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    James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
    Your low HDL is a risk factor for heart disease - I think it would be a good idea to discuss with your doctor possible medical and lifestyle strategies for increasing it.


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