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lifeisbeauitful wrote at 2013-07-02 01:59:23
A type of objective tinnitus, which is known as pulsatile or vascular  tinnitus,  it can  cause a  pulsing/rushing rhythmic heartbeat sound  in one ear .  Objective  pulsatile tinnitus   can occur when blood flow is altered near the ear, serious conditions may be the cause, such as, carotid artery aneurysm, or  carotid artery dissection,giant cell arteritis and vasculitis; pulsatile  tinnitus is also a possible indication of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. A milder cause of objective tinnitus  would include muscle spasms .Less commonly reported is   Subjective pulsatile tinnitus which  occurs when a person experiences heightened awareness of the blood flow in/around the ear.    i have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome -a  heritable connective tissue disorder, with  several subtypes,  which  also include a  multitude of  features and complications  one being  pulsatile tinnitus, which i personally  experience.  Whilst i have  experience of pulsatile tinnitus i  have used further medical information (which is not exhaustive)  to expand upon areas that are not personally relevant.    i have attempted to be as accurate as a layperson might be.

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David Richardson


Adult heart function and disease. Not very good about children lesss than 12. Hypertension is o.k. Heart rhythm a special interest.


Certified in cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Was chairman of division of cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. Am now mostly retired.

Fellow of American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and member of American Physiological Society..

Circulation, American Heart Journal, Hypertension.

M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Residency training at Yale Uhniversity School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Gold Heartt Award from American Heart Association in 1995.

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