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  • By chantelr · New reply yesterday at 9:55 pm
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Chantel Reynolds and I was finally diagnosed with Unconnective Tissue Disorder. :) Not that I am happy that I have something that is very vague when it comes to a diagnosis BUT I am happy I can finally ...

Growing Heart Issues

  • By mmrphifer · New reply yesterday at 9:42 pm
  • Discussion in All about arrhythmias · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

Chest Pains When Taking Medications Late??


1 Year Anniversary

  • By HERVIN · New reply yesterday at 8:50 pm
  • Journal · 3 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 ...

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia? Or something else?

  • By LeahTherese · New reply yesterday at 8:19 pm
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 1 reply
  • Hello all! Recently I have been in and out of hospital for investigation of an elevated heart rate (being between 100-190 resting throughout the day). I have been through a number of tests including two ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

  • By kdg1213 · New reply yesterday at 6:38 pm
  • 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 ...

New here and scared

  • By solson1408 · New reply yesterday at 6:27 pm
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 9 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 ...


  • By myskye · New reply yesterday at 6:25 pm
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • I had my appointment with my doctor and she said yes, I do have what appears to be a small blockage. She has put me on Metoprolol (sp) and will put in a call with a cardo doctor to see if I need a catheterization ...

Nervous/upset and nitro made things worse?!? WTH

  • By heartgal22 · New reply yesterday at 5:41 pm
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 2 replies
  • I've been having aberrant cardiac symptoms on and off for about 2 years but was either in denial or due to pre existing issues didn't make the connection. I clench my jaw when stressed causing an aching ...

Living a Faith Based Life

  • By cajngrl · New reply yesterday at 4:11 pm
  • Journal · 16 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 ...

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

  • By lisapavlov · New reply yesterday at 4:05 pm
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Cause ppl like to share their experiences: Woke up at 7:30 for a registration time at 7:45 am (kids supposed to wake me at 6am before they went to school). Tore open gym bag for suitable gym clothes ...

New VasoSpasm/Prinzmetal patient with questions!

  • By Carobama · New reply yesterday at 3:42 pm
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 11 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 ...

chest discomfort after bypass surgery

  • By DDye · New reply yesterday at 3:35 pm
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 2 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 ...

A question for Australian Heart Sisters

  • By joy2day · New reply yesterday at 1:48 pm
  • Discussion in Living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

Nervous and upset

  • By heartgal22 · Posted yesterday at 1:43 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I've been having aberrant cardiac symptoms on and off for about 2 years but was either in denial or due to pre existing issues didn't make the connection. I clench my jaw when stressed causing an aching ...


  • By chantelr · New reply yesterday at 1:29 pm
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • The book came in the mail the other day, "You Don't Look Sick" And I must say, I LOVED IT! I read it one day. Go figure. It's not hard to do. It's an easy read and I LOVED what the author Joy Selak was ...

Today is the day...*nervous wreck!*

  • By chantelr · New reply yesterday at 1:06 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Today is the day! In just under 2 hours Bob and I will venture down to Duluth and I will have my appts today for 1) Bone Density. Praying to God that pred hasn't eaten away at my bones to badly and 2 ...

crossing fingers

  • By patcook · New reply yesterday at 10:59 am
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • dear all , just a quick updated concerning Siti s health at this point after just one year with her heart failure and EF around 20% . since the past 2 month we seems to have an slight improvement , strangely ...

Sleep Apnea

  • By catbell7 · New reply yesterday at 9:03 am
  • Discussion in Experiences with alternative treatments · 2 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 ...

O Rejoice in the Lord, He Makes No Mistake

  • By EdwardsRachel · New reply yesterday at 7:52 am
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • This song was such a blessing and encouragement to me while I was in the hospital. I believe God brought it to my mind as a reassurance that He is in control and this was no mistake or surprise to Him ...

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