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Ablation after Radiation for Lung Cancer

Melaniegray64
  • By Melaniegray64 · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 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 ...

two years today

irish-heart
  • By irish-heart · Posted April 18, 2014
  • In Endocarditis and other heart valve problems · 3 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 ...

muscle weakness in arms and legs

Elaine_60
  • By Elaine_60 · Posted April 18, 2014
  • In Experiences with prescription medicines · 11 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 ...

Right heart catherization procedure

grainne34
  • By grainne34 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 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 ...

Nuclear Test

greenspirit

Chest pressure arm pain when lying on side

Zaybob
  • By Zaybob · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 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 ...

Growing Heart Issues

mmrphifer
  • By mmrphifer · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

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

heartgal22
  • By heartgal22 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

chest discomfort after bypass surgery

DDye
  • By DDye · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

Chest Pains When Taking Medications Late??

NotBrokenJustBent

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia? Or something else?

LeahTherese
  • By LeahTherese · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

A question for Australian Heart Sisters

joy2day
  • By joy2day · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 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 ...

Sleep Apnea

catbell7
  • By catbell7 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 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 ...

Cardiac Rehab

notwell
  • By notwell · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 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 ...

AARP Magazine Article on Women and Heart Disease

khorvath56
  • By khorvath56 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • In Research and clinical trials · 5 replies
  • Great article championed by Noel Bairey Merz MD in AARP Magazine this month. Bringing this issue more into the mainstream is so important. The article mentions that more women than men died of heart diesease ...

New here and scared

solson1408
  • By solson1408 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 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 ...

Harefield.... Here I come again!

Cindylou1961
  • By Cindylou1961 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • In Coronary artery disease · 2 replies
  • Harefield hospital for me today... At this rate I should be entitled to my own parking space... VIP (very important patient)! Cardiologist No 4 ...

100 CMVD Patients! Results on Exercise/Exertion Survey!

Artista
  • By Artista · Posted April 14, 2014
  • In Understanding microvascular disease · 7 replies
  • 100 CMVD Patients Answered These Questions. 1. How physically active were you before heart disease? Extremely Active- 12% Very Active- 39% Moderately Active- 35% Slightly Active- 11% Not Active- 3% 2 ...

New VasoSpasm/Prinzmetal patient with questions!

Carobama
  • By Carobama · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 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 ...

Pump Head?

Meme1958
  • By Meme1958 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • In How heart disease has changed my life · 4 replies
  • I read an article about the affects of lack of oxygen after open heart surgery. Glad to know I am not the only one that feels I have been affected by this. I was told that during surgery(I had CABAG done ...

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