Ask a Cardiologist - Q&A with a Practicing cardiology specialist

Hello SonoHealth Community!

My name is Dr. Carolina Melgar and I’m a practicing cardiologist.

I’ve teamed up with SonoHealth to educate and spread word about the power of at home health.

SonoHealth just recently launched a YouTube channel where I will be talking everything health related.

But we also wanted to create an interesting segment specifically with the SonoHealth community where you ask me questions and I will answer them in a Q&A Style.

So feel free to ask me anything heart related. Or even health in general!

I’ll be happy to answer those questions and feature some of the best questions in our next YouTube videos :blush:

Ask Away! And lets have fun while learning something new about health!

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Thank you Dr. Melgar!

Excited and look forward to working with you!

Here’s a question: My 3.5 year old son is currently sick with a cold, but it’s not passing even with Tylenol, etc. Is there anything we can do to help speed up his recovery or should we just manage the symptoms and let the cold pass on its own?

Hello @Dr.Melgar, what would you recommend for heart flutters/palpitations. I get them randomly and what it seems like without cause. Usually I’m laying in bed or sitting on the couch and I get a suddenly rapid heart rapid and it almost makes me cough. How can I prevent this from happening and is it something serious that I should look into? Thanks Dave

Hello Dan! Im sorry for the delayed response. Usually, children are very susceptible to climate changes and that makes them vulnerable to common virus infections.
They can start with fever that doesn’t go down with usual Medications.In this case it’s usual always helpful to bathe them in warm water , make sure they drink enough fluids and have proper rest . Sleep is the best way our immune system can replicate white blood cells, Therefore increasing our defense against any types of viruses
Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help

Hello Dave , I’m sorry you’re feeling these palpitations . it is very hard for me to tell you what kind of arrhythmia you might be having based only on these symptoms . some of those symptoms could be caused by a sinus tachycardia which is not dangerous for your health, but there is also a possibility that you might be experience what we call supraventricular tachycardia . The best thing I could recommend is for you to visit your health care provider and he will most likely do an EKG . if I would have to go a little further, he might advise you to monitor your heart beats with a Holter monitor or a portable EKG device. I hope everything works out very well. and I’m here if you have any other questions .