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21 And had 3 cardiac arrest

  • By zade13 · New reply 4:41 pm
  • Discussion in Surviving SCA · 2 replies
  • Hey My name is Zade Adams. I am 21 years old and im from Jacksonville, AL. On March 7th, 2014 I was at my job at Burkes Outlet at 8:30 in the morning. I was opening the store and had just let in the cashier ...

Seeking Hope

  • By odin77 · New reply 3:00 pm
  • Discussion in Surviving SCA · 12 replies
  • Seeking hope for my 63 year old father. He had a SCA/MI ? (never got a straight answer) on March 10. He fell unconscious and one of his workers began CPR. The ambulance arrived and he was transported ...

On an island far far away from my doctor

  • By chellea · New reply 2:54 pm
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • I live on the island of Guam. Guam has two cardiologists. One that my insurance company will not work with at all, and one who is half retired. Medical care on the island sucks. Guam is located South ...

Anxiety and Other Issues With Recent ICD

  • By icdnewby · New reply 2:13 pm
  • Discussion in Living with an ICD · 2 replies
  • Hi Everyone, My husband actually found this site for me and it has been very helpful to read the posts. I am 40 years old and recently received an ICD on April 7/14 after coding twice. Prior to this I ...

Guilty feelings...

  • By Hh236510 · New reply 11:14 am
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • Earlier this week I had a close friend/co-worker of mine experience a death in her family from SCA. This is the first time since my SCA in July 2013 that I have known someone to have to go through this ...

Complete Mental Exhaustion

  • By cpa3485 · New reply 9:20 am
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • First, I know how lucky I was to survive 2 SCA's. Secondly, I seem to have recovered very well. Physically, my heart is strong. No cardiac events for 3 years now. I also have had no real adverse mental ...

getting informed

  • By gapinky · Posted yesterday at 6:49 pm
  • Discussion in Living with an ICD · 0 replies
  • I am a 50 year old who has been living with HCM for 12 years. I had a stroke 12 years ago which I successfully recovered to a demanding profession. I am here to tell you you can have a very physical life ...

Year of Gratitude- 2014

  • By amarettosour · New reply yesterday at 12:42 pm
  • Journal · 680 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 ...

How I'm Really Feeling Lately vs Recent Lab Results

  • By cpa3485 · New reply yesterday at 12:38 pm
  • Journal · 32 replies
  • I've been set up for annual blood tests which I recently did with my general practice doctor. She forwards my lab results to my cardiologist for me. I'll see the cardiologist again in about 4 months ...

Saturated Fat or Sugar Bad For Heart

  • By Chilla_1980 · New reply yesterday at 1:42 am
  • Discussion in Surviving SCA · 6 replies
  • I am curious about peoples thoughts on the idea, that it is not saturated fat that is causing heart disease but sugar & carbohydrates. I watched this video on youtube the other day ...

Post ICD

  • By Anj151 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • I received my icd on 4/16 and I am in so much pain. It is unbearable ...

Biventricular pacemaker and beta blockers

  • By lyon · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with an ICD · 6 replies
  • Just had a biventricular pacemaker installed and hoping that it will help improve low EF (35) and help LBBB. Curious to see if others have had been able to lower and or eliminate beta blockers with this ...

How do clean the electrodes?

  • By Gastmeyer · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with an ICD · 3 replies
  • What´s the best way to clean the electrodes of your life vest? Do you use alcohol, Detol, or anything special ...

LMNA gene mutation and familial inherited dilated cardiomyopathy

  • By Millerkap · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Hi, I'm a 47 yr. old female that has moderate DCM and an EF of 40%. I have been on carvedilol and quinapril (beta blocker and ACE inhibitor respectively) for 6 years. Recently my family discovered we ...

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

  • 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 ...

pacemakers after someone passes

  • By tuttiefruittie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Dealing with loss · 4 replies
  • I know this is a morbid question but I am still trying to find all the answers to my questions. If a person has a pacemaker and they die what happens to it? I read online that the graveyard is literally ...

a new journey

  • By Jackyrodz · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Today was my first day @ work and it was great!!! It's been only seven weeks since my surgery (2/26/14) and my body is still adjusting to the changes, but my mind was ready to move on. This time my wellbeing ...

SCAA Meeting in Royal Oak, MI on 4/22!

  • By Leslie98 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Surviving SCA · 0 replies
  • Here is the most recent email from the Michigan Chapter of SCAA regarding the upcoming meeting. We would LOVE to see new faces and meet more survivors and advocates. The meetings are very friendly and ...

Different readings of EF

  • By Skydiv0r · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with an ICD · 16 replies
  • 47 yr old female who had a heart attack last Oct likely caused by a spasm. No blockages. No cholesterol issues, no other health issues. EF 24%. Did the meds for 5 months, no improvement in my EF. I have ...

Heart Failure

  • By Robind78 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with an ICD · 3 replies
  • My husband is an SCA survivor. His cardiac arrests occurred on January 24, 2014. He had an ICD implanted. Last Tuesday, the ICD went off after my husband fainted in bed. He went to the hospital after ...

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