Coronary artery disease

Discuss your experiences with coronary artery disease.


Small vessel

  • By mysoul57 · New reply 1:04 pm
  • 7 replies
  • Hello all I have read many postings since I joined this awesome forum and want to share a bit about me. I have experienced what many woman have experienced spasms starting at the breast bone working up ...

Chest pressure arm pain when lying on side

  • By Zaybob · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 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 ...

Harefield.... Here I come again!

  • By Cindylou1961 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 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 ...

Mum and brother died if coronary artery spasms

  • By Kerryboo · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi , I'm new to this site and firstly would like to thank you all for your input on here , I've had hours of reading everyone's experiences .. A bit about me, I am 36 yrs old, have an ICD fitted ( internal ...

Stents within Stents Placement

  • By TooYoung · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • After experiencing chest, jaw and arm pain for almost a month, I finally was given a heart cath. It was found during the cath that two of my stents had restenosis. LAD and Left main were 80-90% blocked ...

blood thinner side effects

  • By Brilinta · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I have been on a blood thinner for over a month--stent in LAD on 2/20/2014-- was wondering do side effects show up right away or can they show up after a few weeks or months of taking the medication ...

Imdur reactions

  • By TooYoung · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • I have been experiencing on and off chest pain, arm pain and some jaw pain. Have a history of CAD, quad bypass and two stents. Cardio FNP prescribed Imdur to see if that would fix the problem. The headaches ...

SCAD Recovery

  • By arts2014 · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • I would like to learn about SCAD recovery. I had perfect checkups right before my SCAD in May 013 and had emergency open heart within the hour through a series of events. Now I am getting better but I ...

Want to stop plavix

  • By Hotmama1 · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have been on plavix for one month because of small to moderate build up of plaque in artery in my right lower arm, I want to try the natural approach with supplements to cleanse artery. My question ...

week two with a stent in my LAD

  • By Brilinta · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • HI , It's week two with my stent placement , I thought i would have more energy but am experiencing muscle fatigue. I am fine when I am walking around doing housework etc... but I have very low level ...

Excercise after stent

  • By maateeaa · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hello all I found this website by accident and I hope I got lucky. I guess it is about sharing ideas or offering answers to questions people post. By the way my English isn't great. I had two stents installed ...

Weird bumps ....

  • By -Nikki- · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Just noticed weird bumps in my legs small ones, also looks like my veins are puffy. Had heart stent 3 weeks ago and on effient. Could this be related or anyone else have this ...

plavix problems scared!!!!!

  • By christyinfl · New reply March 6, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • hi i had a bare stent placed on jan 30 2014 in main lad. was put on 81mg aspirin 75 mg plavix. tired bruising ears burning eyes hurt headache just feel sick then after 2 in half weeks rash all over my ...

Sydney SCAD survivor

  • By Beltaire · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi Everyone, I just stumbled upon this website yesterday which I am so thankful for. I had my scad last May whilst carrying in my bub from the car. I had trouble breathing and pain radiating up my neck ...


  • By Yanina · New reply March 2, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • HI here is story; last July I was diagnose with stroke due to a 95% blockage of the MCA (MAIN CEREBRAL ARTERY). The artery was open and a Stent was implanted, and I was on Plavix and Aspirin. Back in ...

Upper back and chest burning

  • By Ericsmommy · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Hello, I'm new to this forum and need some advise. I'm 36 years old and have a 9 month old beautiful baby boy. I was diagnosed with high bp 6 yrs ago and have been on medication since. Over the last 8 ...

doctors don,t agree about stopping plavix

pollyann78 (Inactive)
  • By pollyann78 (Inactive) · New reply February 21, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I live in a small northern community and had a heart attack a year ago in January.had a BMS put in and was given a card with instructions about meds.The card said I could quit plavix after 1 year,so be ...

Can anyone give me insight on why my angina changes???

  • By landonsmomma · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have a question. Has anyone had angina pain anywhere lets say in the chest, you take a nitrate, it eases up, but the comes back with no chest pain but not left arm pain? I am wondering how that would ...

Scary chest discomfort (mild pain) and trip to ER

  • By luluthenanny · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • What a month! I shared recently that I was having trouble with stress last week. I think it may have manifested into chest pains. But first let me clarify that my chest pains that led me to a major cardiac ...

Need fracture surgery, cardioid arteries super blocked

  • By Jilleo01 · New reply February 9, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Oh boy, Mom fell today and fractured the long bone just under the shoulder of her arm. It's actually out of place at the moment, horribly swollen and their talking surgery. Ugghhhhh My worry is her neck ...

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