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Shortness of breath 6 years after SCAD

  • By tamsam22 · Posted 11:46 am
  • Discussion in Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) · 2 replies
  • Hi All- I am experiencing something that is making me very nervous and concerned. I don't know where to start. In 2008, my right coronary artery dissected (Age 47) and I had a single bypass to repair ...

need some help here

  • By aug · Posted 10:30 am
  • Discussion in Understanding microvascular disease · 2 replies
  • what is the difference between prinzmetal and MVD? my Doctor does not know what MVD is so he said it might be prinzmetal I get chest pain while I am trying to do things it got to the point I could not ...

Sternum feels like its rubbing

  • By Elaine_60 · Posted yesterday at 9:14 pm
  • Discussion in How heart disease has changed my life · 3 replies
  • Its been 27 months since my cabg. Have had many pains with it while recovering. I noticed something new this evening, I was rubbing my scar, lower portion of it and it felt like something moving from ...

Muscle pain and weakness

  • By Wilkenn · Posted yesterday at 5:31 pm
  • Discussion in Coronary artery disease · 4 replies
  • My husband had a stent put in on February 17. He was put on Lipitor 80 mg for one month. He developed muscle pain and weakness. He was also put on Effient 10 mg. He has been off of Lipitor for two months ...

Have I got a heart problem or am I just anxious

  • By Angelicnorth · Posted yesterday at 4:45 pm
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 4 replies
  • I am 46 am have endured chest discomfort since I was a teenager. I am currently under a cardiologist for palpitations and lightheadedness. I have been off sick 3 times in the last 5 years. I had a positive ...



Reminders of why I keep plugging along

  • By csg1031 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • After being started on imdur for possible Prinzmetals, I have not had serious chest pains, and if I do they are fleeting and bearable. Yesterday, however, I went the entire day with excruciating chest ...

Going off Plavix

  • By cej · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 3 replies
  • I had a heart attack two years ago. Four cardio angiograms within a month. The LAD was torn during the first cardio angiogram when trying to balloon (LAD was 99% blocked). I started going to Mayo. I can't ...

USA Today: You're on the clock..doctors rush patients out the door

  • By edge8 · Posted April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 6 replies
  • n/2014/04/20/doctor-visits-time-crunch-h ealth-care/7822161/ We were talking about this very thing last week. The article says in Germany the average visit is ...

Ablation after Radiation for Lung Cancer

  • By Melaniegray64 · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in All about arrhythmias · 2 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

  • By irish-heart · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Endocarditis and other heart valve problems · 5 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

  • By Elaine_60 · Posted April 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Experiences with prescription medicines · 13 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

  • By grainne34 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Medical procedures and treatments · 8 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


Chest pressure arm pain when lying on side

  • By Zaybob · Posted 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 ...

Hello, my name is..

  • By chantelr · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 5 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 ...

1 Year Anniversary

  • By HERVIN · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 11 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 ...

Growing Heart Issues

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

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

  • By lisapavlov · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • 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 ...

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

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

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