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muscle weakness in arms and legs

  • By Elaine_60 · New reply 4:18 pm
  • Discussion in Experiences with prescription medicines · 8 replies
  • Somebody out here has had to experience what I have been going through. Have had muscle weakness in both my legs along with some muscle pain. I also have the weakness in the arms. I am deathly afraid ...

1 Year Anniversary

  • By HERVIN · New reply 3:56 pm
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • Well exactly one year ago at this time/5:30pm I was being wheeled in for cardiac bypass surgery. It was this morning when I opened my eyes and gave thanks that I realized it was different...by different ...

Right heart catherization procedure

  • By grainne34 · New reply 3:23 pm
  • Discussion in Medical procedures and treatments · 4 replies
  • I am very anxious over this procedure. I have had several procedures where needle is inserted in groin area. No pain at all. However, I am most concerned about how much pain to insert needle for right ...

two years today

  • By irish-heart · New reply 1:53 pm
  • Discussion in Endocarditis and other heart valve problems · 2 replies
  • it's been two years today since my open heart surgery for my new heart valve and asending aortia graft, two years that I would not have had if I did not have the operation. it's a day to reflect for me ...

Music Break, Gotta Have Heart

  • By lisapavlov · New reply 1:41 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Starting with 50 songs about Heart. Hoping to make the list more broadly about songs that reflect the journey. Bit will take some reflection. Happy to add your favorite picks :) On Spotify. http://open.spotify.com/user/1218731986 ...

New VasoSpasm/Prinzmetal patient with questions!

  • By Carobama · New reply 1:16 pm
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 21 replies
  • Hello everyone, I've been reading through these entries and am not sure I am posting in the right place? Here is my story first and then I have questions. I'm 55 years old, very healthy but have been ...

Small vessel

  • By mysoul57 · New reply 1:04 pm
  • Discussion in Coronary artery disease · 7 replies
  • Hello all I have read many postings since I joined this awesome forum and want to share a bit about me. I have experienced what many woman have experienced spasms starting at the breast bone working up ...

Living a Faith Based Life

  • By cajngrl · New reply 7:54 am
  • Journal · 23 replies
  • If not for my faith...I don't know where I would be right now. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

  • By kdg1213 · New reply 7:12 am
  • Journal · 26 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 ...

Chest Pains When Taking Medications Late??


Ablation after Radiation for Lung Cancer

  • By Melaniegray64 · Posted yesterday at 8:18 pm
  • Discussion in All about arrhythmias · 0 replies
  • Has anyone had an ablation after radiation for lung cancer? I haven't found anyone yet that has & the radiation oncologist has never radiated anyone that had an ablation afterwards. Thanks ...

chest discomfort after bypass surgery

  • By DDye · New reply yesterday at 5:48 pm
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 4 replies
  • When walking a short distance or doing work in the lawn, I get the same kind of pain I had before my bypass surgery, could I have another blockage ...

Updating, since my April hospitalization.

  • By lisapavlov · New reply yesterday at 3:22 pm
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • So, I apologize for not being on Inspire much since my hospitalization. When last I left you I had been hospitalized for chest pain and 12 days if diarrhea (no fun!!). It postponed my medical follow-up ...

Growing Heart Issues

  • By mmrphifer · New reply yesterday at 1:10 pm
  • Discussion in All about arrhythmias · 2 replies
  • I am 31 years old, the mother to four young children and lead a very stressful life. A little over two years ago when I was pregnant with my son (third child) I was told I have an irregular heartbeat ...

New here and scared

  • By solson1408 · New reply yesterday at 12:30 pm
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 12 replies
  • Hello there, new to this site. Found it while looking up help for heart related issues. I've been having, what seems like ectopic heart beats for awhile now, about 6 months or so. My heart feels like ...

Cardiac Rehab

  • By notwell · New reply yesterday at 11:42 am
  • Discussion in Understanding microvascular disease · 5 replies
  • Well I have been for my first ever session this morning after trying to get on one for the last two years. Today was an assessment and guess what: They rejected me? I failed a 6min walk test! Well not ...

Nuclear Test

  • By greenspirit · New reply yesterday at 9:00 am
  • Discussion in Living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure · 6 replies
  • I went for my Nuclear Testing two weeks ago ... I was very nervous, but it wasnt as bad as I thought it might be ... Anyway I went back for the results the other day and was told ... that the test was ...

Sleep Apnea

  • By catbell7 · New reply yesterday at 6:32 am
  • Discussion in Experiences with alternative treatments · 4 replies
  • my 2nd cpap machine has died and is not fixable - anyone know where I could find one for cheap?? I so love(d) my cpap with its nasal pillow mask and it sure helps with the heart stuff and the diabetes/blood ...

A question for Australian Heart Sisters

  • By joy2day · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure · 4 replies
  • I am in the midst of planning a trip to Australia. I know it takes planning to maintain a low-sodium diet. I've notified my tour company and I am hopeful that the included meals will have some choices ...

Chest pressure arm pain when lying on side

  • By Zaybob · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Coronary artery disease · 5 replies
  • When I lie on my left side, I feel pressure in my chest and a heavy, achy feeling in my right shoulder to wrist. A nitro helps. I have angina and have had two stents. This seems to be new and has been ...

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