Advice for other women with heart disease

Share what you have learned about heart disease with other women.

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Have I got a heart problem or am I just anxious

Angelicnorth
  • By Angelicnorth · New reply yesterday at 3:39 pm
  • 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 ...

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

edge8
  • By edge8 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio 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 ...

OFF PLAVIX

dallasbaby
  • By dallasbaby · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 30 replies
  • HI, GOSH I HAVEN'T BEEN ON HERE FOR SOOO LONG!!! I WENT TO MY HEART DR. TODAY AND HE TOLD ME TO GO OFF PLAVIX AS I HAD MY STENTS PUT IN 4 YRS. AGO....BUT I'M SO SCARED TO GO OFF OF IT...HAS ANY OF YOU ...

Going off Plavix

cej
  • By cej · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 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 ...

New here and scared

solson1408
  • By solson1408 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 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 ...

Myxoma Support Groups?

jbberry7
  • By jbberry7 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

New Q-10 information!

mersable
  • By mersable · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi- new article about Q-10. I know it is often discussed. Link is listed here- http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2014/apr2 014_CoQ10-Proven-Benefits-In-Heart-Failu re-Patients_01.htm I like the long length ...

exteme pain after aortic valve replacement and double bypass

snugglemouse69
  • By snugglemouse69 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • In September of 2013, I had emergency aortic valve replacement as well as a double bypass, I am 44 and this has been pure hell from day one. I died several times after the first surgery and they were ...

Fat Isn't Always the Devil!

cajngrl
  • By cajngrl · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Interesting piece on ABC World News tonight... (NEW YORK) -- Roger Juneau, 61, had a heart attack 20 years ago and now, at 191 pounds, he’s still overweight. But his doctor has advised him not to worry ...

FIVE MONTHS POST SURGERY

Aussienanna
  • By Aussienanna · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • I hope this will encourage some of you who are in the first stages of recovery. When I had a double bypass last October, this site helped me immensely. I wasn’t at all prepared for the experience. It ...

Don't Let Heart Disease Dictate Who You Are

cajngrl
  • By cajngrl · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 44 replies
  • I have written about this in the past in several replies, but felt a need to share again! Do not let heart disease dictate who you are! Focus on what you CAN control and not what you CANNOT control. A ...

Instead of Drinking Diet Sodas:

luluthenanny
  • By luluthenanny · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I am trying not to drink diet sodas. They are proven to be harmful in many ways. Let's start a discussion on good substitutes! Water is a given - we all should basically stay hydrated but what about something ...

Boca Raton area? Life-changing opportunity …

KAKLeon
  • By KAKLeon · Posted April 1, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Do you live in or around Boca Raton, Florida? Would you like to give in-person support to heart sisters in your area? WomenHeart has an amazing opportunity for you! In May, WomenHeart will be training ...

Another ppcm mom

Kear276
  • By Kear276 · Posted April 1, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hello everyone, my name is Racheal and I just turned 38, on jan 18,2014 I have birth to my son, on jan 23,14 I was diagnosed with postpartum cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, and mitral regritation ...

Time to exercise

Lelajones
  • By Lelajones · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I have peri partum cardio myopathy and am progressing well, but I don't know what kind of exercise that I can participate in to loose the baby weight!! Help ...

EPS and possible ablation in a 3 days

tigger14
  • By tigger14 · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hello again... I hope you are all doing well tonight.. I was laying in bed trying to sleep, but my heart went into flutter three times, so I decided to come down and write for awhile.. And maybe get some ...

Exercise? HOW???

DeborahSu
  • By DeborahSu · New reply March 21, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • I went to the ER with shortness of breath on Feb 20 and was shocked when they told me I was having a heart attack and had congestive heart failure! They later decided that I had NOT had a heart attack ...

Self Talk- I say "Let go of fear, allow Peace"

mersable
  • By mersable · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Please share anything you have done, such as words you repeat to yourself or small things you do for yourself that make you feel better in the chaos and fear of heart disease. We often hold on to fear ...

Pacemaker - Lead problems ?

ToomanyBubbles
  • By ToomanyBubbles · Posted March 17, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hey, does anyone have a pacemaker that has had problems with the leads? This post is for my Mom. She had a pacemaker put in about 4 years ago. They did the usual checks and the leads appeared to be okay ...

Heart Attack at 47

Hipchic0202
  • By Hipchic0202 · New reply March 17, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Ten days ago I went to the ER with a stabbing pain between my shoulder blades. I was sent home with the doctor thinking it was gallbladder, ulcer or heartburn. Next day back to the hospital with same ...

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The information provided by this online support network through WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Inspire is for general informational purposes only. The information is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment. If you are ill, or suspect that you are ill, see a doctor immediately. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease never recommends or endorses any specific physicians, products or treatments for any condition.