Six months ago my new GP put me on the anticoagulant Rivaroxaban?

Six months ago my new GP put me on the anticoagulant Rivaroxaban. From the outset I had blood in my urine. She sent me for urological tests and kidney stones were found which have now been operated on.
It took three operations and before the third operation I had to have a blood transfusion.
During the 8 days I was in hospital I was not allowed to take Rivaroxaban and the blood in urine stopped.
Going back on them after discharge and I am back to blood in urine. I am still on these tablets and back to losing blood every time I urinate. How can this be right I feel I will soon need another transfusion.
My GP has an interest in heart problems and ordered the following tests for me (not that I had visited or requested any tests) The results were as follows:

Clinical cardiovascular examination normal

Resting ECG sinus rhythm

24 hour tape sinus rhythm

Echocardiogram normal sized LV and good LV systolic function and no significant valvular abnormalities.

They say I have paroxysmal AF which apparently is worse than persistent AF. I have very, very few episodes. The ones I have only last less than a minute. Do I actually have AF?

From 2016 to date I have been under tremendous stress, illness and death of father and separation from husband, moving house, selling properties etc. but before my GP putting me on these tablets my health was very good, despite all the stress.
I am in no way over weight, size 10 and always eat a healthy diet. I do smoke when under stress but have given up several times, only to resume with stress – 5 to 10 max per day.
Should I keep taking these tablets. I can’t really – unless I want another blood transfusion soon!

Age: 66
Female
Medications: Rivaroxaban 20mg and Citalopram 10mg and Atorvastatin 20mg
General Information: Diagnosed with AF in 2008. Awful stress had to sell our home. Put on tablets (don’t remember the name) taken off after a year. No treatment until this year – see above.

I had a heart attack 4 years ago and had 3 stents placed in my arteries?

I had a heart attack 4 years ago and had 3 stents placed in my arteries. Since then my heart has been quite healthy and my ejection fraction is 54. About 2 years ago I had a TIA. Two weeks ago I had another stroke. I lost use of my right arm but it came back after a short time. I’ve read on the web that with this sort of history you are basically doomed and will have only a short time left to live. Is this correct? Please advise.

Age: 67
Male
Medications: Losartan Pottasium 100mg, Atorvastatin 20mg, Clopidogrel 75mg, Bupropion 300mg, 2 baby aspirins/day
General Information: As stated in my question: I had a heart attack 4 years ago and had 3 stents placed in my arteries. Since then my heart has been quite healthy and my ejection fraction is 54. About 2 years ago I had a TIA. Two weeks ago I had another stroke. I lost use of my right arm but it came back after a short time. I’ve read on the web that with this sort of history you are basically doomed and will have only a short time left to live. Is this correct? Please advise.

I experienced a sudden onset of bad left side chest pain which spread down my left arm?

Early this morning at about 3am I experienced a sudden onset of bad left side chest pain which spread down my left arm and a bit in my back. The pain was at it’s worst for about an hour, but stayed to a lesser extent for the rest of the night. There is a family history of heart disease (I have not been genetically tested for the condition yet but will be in the next couple of months) so I went to A&E this morning. They did and ECG which came back normal so they then did a chest X-Ray which also came back looking fine. After this I was told to go home and manage the pain myself. No bloods were taken. Unfortunately the pain hasn’t sopped and I still have it now- it feels almost like a bruising pain that comes and goes. If I breathe in very deeply and hold my breath, the pain gets worse and it sometimes gets worse when I move around or press on my chest. Despite having good ECG and X-Ray results, because the area I am feeling pain in is a potentially serious area I am still quite worried about it. Since bloods and further testing was not done, I am worried something has been missed. I am a 22 year old female. If the pain still persists for the next few days, how long do you think I should wait before returning to A&E?

Age: 22
Female
Medications: contraceptive pill
Yes
General Information: – I have fainted in the past before and as a result I am getting gentic testing for a heart condition, I thought my pain might be heart related hence why I went to A&E bute since ECG came up normal they didn’t do other testings.

Problems with my heart, suffer from heart palpitations, please advise?

I have problems with my heart. Besides from suffering from heart palpitations on a regular base and occasional light hediness, I do have a very slow heart beat at 54 beats per minute sometimes. Other than that I feel fine. I was checked by my primary physician and cardiologist. Blood works, EKG, Holter Monitor, Stress Tests, ECG all done and all normal. But I still have the same palpitation and slow heart beat. What can be causing this.

Age: 42
Female
Medications: Nothing at all, I am fine.

I have Heart Palpitations like i feel my heart missed a beat or its working very slow?

I am 26 years old Male.
240lb 5″9 tall.
I have Anxiety disorder for about 6 yearS bow.
Mostly all the time with Anxiety i have Heart Palpitations like i feel my heart missed a beat or its working very slow and it start working very fast during this i get dizzy all the time palpitations happen mostly when im laying down.For 6 months i was good no heart palpitations they went away,one week agoo i was sleeping and i heart my apartment door someone trying to open and i was scared my heart stopped and i told my self oh gosh now im gonna have heart palpitations again anddd yes now for one week im having heart palpitations i feel dizzy n tired…i had ecg done couple times nothing was find….is this something danger can i die from it..can i work out even if i have heart palpitations?thank you.
Im very scared i have heart disease.

Age: 26
Male
Medications: None

Should you have an echo cardiogram before a cardiac stress test?

My daughters best friend is 22 she is approx. 100lbs overweight, she’s a large farm girl, her breasts alone must account for at least 25% of this excess. She has been having heart rate issues, when sitting her heart rate is 90 if she walks down the street it goes up to 160 this was verified by a halter. She has had a ct scan and they saw no blockages. Her cardiologist has ordered a stress test later this week, but I think she should have a echo cardiogram first to make sure their are no internal cardio problems prior to the stress test. I’m afraid she could have a heart attack if her heart rate is pushed too high. Please advise! thanks (—)

Age: 22
Female
Medications: none

I’ve been short of breath, I’ve had a tight feeling in my chest?

I’ve been short of breath, I’ve had a tight feeling in my chest, I feel like I can’t get any air so I’m gasping for air, out of breath after I’ve done anything and no energy. It’s been since yesterday. I’ve never had it before so I’m very worried. Any advice on what it could be?. Thanks

Age: 39
Female
Medications: Metformin, co codamol, fluoxetine, gliclazide
No
General Information: I’m diabetic. I’ve been having trouble swallowing the last few weeks. I seemed to have a cold since Christmas. A blocked or runny nose and a terrible cough. It doesn’t seem to go away

I have bad swelling in my legs and feet, will my swelling be alleviated if a biventricular pacemaker is put in?

I am a 91 year old male with congestive heart failure, on medicine for it and have an existing pacemaker that was put in in 2012.

I have bad swelling in my legs and feet, no energy, sleeping issues, and just don’t feel good.

I have the option of 1. getting a new battery in my existing pacemaker (has 6-7 months left)
2. Getting a biventricular pacemaker put in
3. Doing nothing
My question is: 1. Will my swelling be alleviated with the biventricular pacemaker put in?
2. If I chose to do nothing, what will typically happen when my battery runs down or out?

Age: 91
Male
Medications: Multaq, Furosemide, spironolactone, ferrous sulfate
General Information: Yes, I am under the care is a cardiologist

I have a crushing chest pain making it difficult to breath?

I have a crushing chest pain that feels like constant pressure making it difficult to breath. I am coughing up phlegm which has sometimes had streaks of blood in it. I also got chills and then it goes into hot flushes. I am worried as to what this might be as It came on all of a sudden it is causing me to become very fatigued. I don’t want this to impact on my daily life as I have children to support. I am usually a generally healthy person who eats a variety of a diet.

Age:
Male
Medications:
General Information: No just anti depressants this has come on in last 24hours

I feel my heart pounding with a little dizziness, am I having a heart attack or a heart problem?

My name is (—-) and I’m 22 years old. For the past few weeks I have been feeling strange. My heart is pounding like if it want to jump out of my chest. It lasts a few minutes and it stops. It happens a few times per day. On some days zero. I also feel dizzy sometimes. I also have been stressed lately and having sleeping problems. I sleep bad. 4 or 5 hours per day. Normally I sleep about about 9. Do I have a heart problem? Is this a heart attack?

Age: 22
Male
Medications:

For the past year I’ve had heart palpitations on and off, this is anything to worry about?

Hi there,
My name is (—). For the past while, probably a year I’ve had heart palpitations on and off, It feels like a beat is skipped in my chest and gives me a fright. Some days never and one day recently at least once every hour. I suffer with anxiety on and off, have had counseling, hypnotherapy etc which I’m continuing with. But I’ve read that anxiety can give palpitations? But when I get one I get very anxious so quite a vicious cycle. I have a massive fear of death, I also don’t like being apart from my fiancé, so working 3 weeks away at a time, having a train, a small plane and a helicopter for a commute to work doesn’t help things. These palpitations can come when.at rest, lying down, sitting, or during exercise (I’ve noticed more recently). I’ve also read exercise can cause palpitations. I was just wondering if this is anything to worry about or is it due to my anxiety? I’m not going to collapse due to a heart attack from them?

Any help very much appreciated

Age: 26
Male
Medications: None

I had ECHOCARDIOGRAM, please explain results?

Can you please tell me what these test results mean? 73 yr old African American woman. Study Result

ECHO Narrative
· The left ventricular systolic function is normal, ejection fraction is
60-65%.
· The left ventricular cavity size is normal.
· Left ventricular diastolic function is abnormal. Mild (grade I) showing
impaired relaxation.
· The right ventricular cavity size and systolic function is/are normal.
· There is moderate mitral annular calcification present.
· There is aortic valve calcification present.
· Mild tricuspid and aortic regurgitation.
· Mildly elevated RVSP at 37 mmHg.
· No prior study for comparison.

Age: 73
Female
Medications: Vitamins

Hot and cold flashes, chest and stomach pain, is it anxiety?

I get pain – like an attack – under my chest where my ribs join and stomach pain, hot and cold flashes sometimes accompanied by fever and general aches. Also feel nauseous. Usually get these attacks at night. I had many of them 6 if I remember correctly. Can it be anxiety? What can it be?

Age: 40
female
medications: N/a

EKG indicates possible septal infarct and minor inferior repolarization, please advise?

I have stomach pain in the upper left. I feel bloated and when I eat it hurts. What could it be. I also have chest pain when I breath in. It hurts in the middle left of ,my chest. And am short of breath, feel tired all the time, my hands hurt. Dr did ekg n it said possible septal infarct. And minor inferior repolarization disturbance consider ischemia Lv overload or aspecific change. Flat or low negative T in aVF with negative T in lll bordline ecg. What’s that mean?

Age: 43
Male
Medications: None