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I'M GOING TO CHICAGO!!!

chantelr
  • By chantelr · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 19 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 ...

Provacative Angiogram

pixibelle
  • By pixibelle · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 14 replies
  • I have FINALLY found a cardiologist that admits that I do have symptoms consistent with MVD and/or Prinzmetal! He is an electrophysiologist. I have seen him before for my afib and he did a good job listening ...

Hello, my name is..

chantelr
  • By chantelr · New reply April 17, 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 ...

In the ER and being admitted...

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • Waiting on a bed. Had to go yesterday for both chest pain and the ongoing diarrhea (on 13th day). They are concerned about the stents... :(( I also majorly dropped my blood pressure going from lying down ...

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 7 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 ...

yay

kdg1213
  • By kdg1213 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • Today was the firs time I really tested my heart since all these surgeries began, and I feel GREAT! I am so proud or myself ...

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia? Or something else?

LeahTherese
  • By LeahTherese · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

Blockage

myskye
  • By myskye · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 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

heartgal22
  • By heartgal22 · New reply 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 ...

Nervous and upset

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

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

chantelr
  • By chantelr · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 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

patcook
  • By patcook · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

O Rejoice in the Lord, He Makes No Mistake

EdwardsRachel
  • By EdwardsRachel · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

Myxoma Support Groups?

jbberry7
  • By jbberry7 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 2 replies
  • I had a huge right atrial myxoma removed on 12/5/2013 went home had complications pericardial effusion and had to have another emergency surgery on 12/13/13. I am now 43 years old, was 42 at the time ...

PVC's went crazy, sleepless nights and feeling very depressed...

malena35
  • By malena35 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • This is my first journal entry and I'm writing this in the attempt to get some piece of mind. I've been dealing with PVC's for almost three years now, been on all kinds of medications, BB's and antiarrythmics ...

I can't stop obsessing about fear of dying

Carnala
  • By Carnala · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Emotional and psychological issues · 70 replies
  • Hi everybody, I feel so alone like I'm the only one doing this. I really want to be positive & inspired. I'm not there yet. my cardiologist sent me to agreat failure specialist incase I need him in the ...

AARP Magazine Article on Women and Heart Disease

khorvath56
  • By khorvath56 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

SCAD Ireland

Caroline-1
  • By Caroline-1 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) · 8 replies
  • Calling all SCAD ladies and gentlemen in Ireland A number of us are meeting in Ballinasloe on the weekend of 26 April. It looks like it will be during the day on Saturday. Catherine Beck from the UK will ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

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

John2
  • 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 ...

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