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February 8, 2011

Acupuncture and tachycardia

Filed under: Health — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:43 am

Since having a stroke a little over six months ago, I have learned to pay attention to warning signs that something might be wrong.  That’s why I became very worried about a month ago, when I woke up in the middle of the night, experiencing rapid heart rate.  My heart was pounding out of my chest.  I didn’t know if I should immediately call 911 and go to the emergency room.  Was I having a heart attack?  I was not having chest pain and my left arm was not numb, so I decided that it was not a heart attack.   (more…)

January 28, 2011

How do you know when your kidneys are failing?

Filed under: Health, TV shows — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 6:57 am

A few nights ago, I was watching an old episode of the TV show “House” when the patient suddenly started having “rapid heart rate.”  The doctors, who were gathered around his bed, immediately started trying to bring down his heart rate by using some drug which they mentioned, but I didn’t catch the name of it.  Then I heard one of the doctors say that “rapid heart rate” was an indication of failing kidneys.   (more…)