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In the ER and being admitted...

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply yesterday at 3:37 pm
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • Waiting on a bed. Had to go yesterday for both chest pain and the ongoing diarrhea (on 13th day). They are concerned about the stents... :(( I also majorly dropped my blood pressure going from lying down ...

Be Very Careful of Coverage

armywife199
  • By armywife199 · Posted yesterday at 1:41 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment of low blood pressure · 0 replies
  • #OBAMACARE FORCES ALABAMA COUNTY TO DROP HEALTH COVERAGE FOR WIDOWS http://bit.ly/1lch8LU #tcot #ACA #GetTalking #FullRepeal http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/20 14/04/17/ObamaCare-Forces-Alabama-County ...

yay

kdg1213
  • By kdg1213 · New reply yesterday at 1:17 pm
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • Today was the firs time I really tested my heart since all these surgeries began, and I feel GREAT! I am so proud or myself ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

kdg1213
  • By kdg1213 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 25 replies
  • I am a 23 year old girl who was overweight for most of her life. I lost a bunch of weight in an unhealthy way back in 2009. Then I decided to get healthy. In January of 2011 I started to develop a problem ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Starting Cardiac Rehab

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 27 replies
  • On Thursday, insurance all cleared. Have an intake appt with a Cardiovascular guy that morning :) Never been so glad to exercise ...

Stomach Upset??

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • With diarrhea for seven days. When would you call doc?? I saw cardiologist yesterday and mentioned it. She asked if I had a fever. I had one Sunday night only I'm on Coreg, Effient, Baby Aspirin, Lipitor ...

Year of Gratitude- 2014

amarettosour
  • By amarettosour · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 677 replies
  • Happy New Years To All Inspire Members! I decided to start a journal for gratitude for the new year in 2013. 2013 is behind us and its time to move forward. This journal has transformed my life in 2013 ...

Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure

ComHealth
  • By ComHealth · New reply April 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Controlling my high blood pressure · 1 reply
  • Hi everyone! I wanted to share this great opportunity to participate in a study that supports healthy blood pressure. You'll be compensated $600 for the 14 week trial. I hope you'll take a look: http://www.staywellresearch.com/blood-pr ...

Orthostatic BP Changes post Stent Angioplasty?

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 31, 2014
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • Anyone have a problem with low BP or orthostatic BP changes after stenting? I had a stent placed on Friday. BP after procedure was running around 90/60 after procedure. In the morning it dropped below ...

Cardiology Follow-Up Today

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 27, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • First office Follow-Up after all the stenting...(three stents placed in Feb/March for three 90 percent blockages). Really no changes on meds and no bloodwork ordered. I did get referred for Cardiac Rehab ...

24-Hour Blood Pressure Test

ewcollins
  • By ewcollins · New reply March 24, 2014
  • Discussion in Symptoms of high blood pressure · 7 replies
  • Tomorrow I will start a 24-hour blood pressure test. I'm not nervous, but I am very excited to see how the procedure works and how my blood pressure varies throughout the day. I wonder if my excitement ...

NY Times article. Sat Fat, no link to Heart Disease

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 22, 2014
  • Journal · 58 replies
  • Recent Article. Thoughts anyone?? Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link http://nyti.ms/1gGO9vY Lisa ...

BP found very high

Deannie58
  • By Deannie58 · New reply March 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Controlling my high blood pressure · 3 replies
  • Last Thursday I was sitting in my doctors office for a eye infection and the nurse came in was asking me about why I had come in and proceeded to take my blood pressure then she looked at me said that ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

blood pressure

walloch
  • By walloch · New reply March 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Controlling my high blood pressure · 2 replies
  • I've read where a controlled group of 5,000 people with high blood pressure were taken off their meds and they then doubled their RDA of calcium (2g/day) for 6 weeks. It was reported 85% of them were ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

update on recent angioplasty/stent

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply March 15, 2014
  • Journal · 18 replies
  • I had my second angioplasty with stenting on Friday. It followed up my stents on February 19th after unstable angina. Then I had two stents placed in LAD and Diagonal (bifurcation lesions). At that time ...

Sources sought for article about co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/13/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) is seeking more people to interview for an article she is researching on ...

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