Myocardial infarction (heart attack)

Discuss your experiences with myocardial infarction (heart attack).


How old were you ...

  • By KAKLeon · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 204 replies
  • when you had your heart attack? I was 38, which seemed young at the time, but one media report last year featured a 19 year old! Katherine ...

New Here

  • By cocola · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Dear all, I just came across this site. I am a 49-year old woman and just had a heart attack on 2/17. Now have a stent and am taking all the usual drugs. I went from being completely health, never had ...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest prognosis

  • By jenwin · New reply March 22, 2014
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  • Hello I had a STEMI and SCA two months ago and seem to be recovering really well. One stent in LAD. I had one episode of nausea and indigestion a couple of weeks ago but I think that's really what it ...

One Year and I'm Still Here!

  • By DJ71 · New reply March 12, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my heart attack. I don't usually keep track of dates all that much, except for family birthdays and such. However, March 7, 2013 is a day I won't forget. I was ...

it's been 6 months since the heart attack, any more hope?

  • By Phantom87 · New reply February 28, 2014
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  • Hey all.. it's been long time since I last posted, and we've gone through much, My dad had his LAD and Circumflex stented 3 months after the attack while keeping RCA occluded after heart attack as is ...

Chest Discomfort 5 Weeks After MI and Stent Angioplasty

  • By Linda_GP · New reply February 26, 2014
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  • I had a heart attack on January 18th of this year. An angiogram on January 22 showed a 95% blockage at the top of the LAD, and a 40% blockage at the bottom of it. I underwent a stent angioplasty. During ...


  • By jen1130 · New reply February 24, 2014
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  • Does anyone know if pneumonia can cause heart problems? Two years before my massive HA, I had pneumonia for three months, misdiagnosed and mistreated by my former PCP. After being treated correctly, I ...


  • By Joylyn · New reply February 22, 2014
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  • Has anyone had small blood vessels burst using this medication, and if so can this be prevented ...

Seeking patients with Heart Attack and Heart Failure

  • By cmscaretrans · Posted February 14, 2014
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  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) to study care transitions for ...

Heart disease and hair coloring

  • By Pega7sus · New reply January 23, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hello! I recently had a mild heart attack. I did have an angiography (given heparin) to discover the cause-99% blockage at the bottom of an artery in the back of the heart and another blockage. Stayed ...

anyone had false positive mi or q waves on ekg??

  • By night_sky78 · New reply January 12, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • i posted awhile back with all the chest, arm and jaw pains then had normal angiogram. he said he seen plaque but not inside my arteries and that was normal?? anyhow I asked for a copy of my medical records ...

Christmas Food

  • By Spinnyknitter · New reply December 24, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Is it okay to drink one or two cups of decaf per day? Also, with Christmas just around the corner here, is it a bad thing to eat a treat or two….or three? I had a heart attack a week ago and am taking ...

Heart Attack at 57

  • By papmom35 · New reply December 23, 2013
  • 25 replies
  • Hello All, Not sure if this is the right online support group for me. This board doesn't seem to be very active as the last post I could find was in September? Anyway I thought I would try to introduce ...

Takotsubo Update

  • By lyzzieloo · New reply December 12, 2013
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  • Ok Folks here is a quick update on my hospital visit yesterday. I was hoping that it would be a One Of, but that is not to be. I will be going back up very soon for a three day stay and then again in ...

60 Minutes: Any thoughts on claims of 0 brain effect after bypass?

  • By martzj · New reply November 19, 2013
  • 31 replies
  • Referring to the Oct 20, Sunday night 60 Minute segment on former VP Dick Cheney new book "Heart". Interviewed by neurosurgeon-tv journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Cheney patently denied he experienced any ...

heart palpitations after a heart attack

  • By jennypoo · New reply November 18, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I have posted on here before, but I am experiencing a new problem. I did have a heart attack two and a half months ago. I was laying in bed resting, but felt like my heart was beating very quickly. The ...

Heart Attack, low EF.. any success stories to encouarge me?

  • By Phantom87 · New reply November 10, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Hi heart family, I want to share my experience off my chest maybe someone would share his success story with me. my father is a 67 years old heavy smoker until he had a heart attack on 27/8/2013 he was ...


  • By jennypoo · New reply November 9, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I had a heart attack two months ago and was placed on the drugs effient and aspirin. Since then my periods have been extremely heavy and I even see clots in the blood. Has anyone else experienced this ...

NIH: What your Troponin levels Mean

  • By martzj · New reply October 19, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Normal ResultsCardiac troponin levels are normally so low they cannot be detected with most blood tests. Your test results are usually considered normal if the results are: •Troponin I : less than 10 ...

Troponin Level in the UK

  • By Seeker2 · New reply October 16, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Confused. What does it mean if the Troponin result is <17, ref (0-50) there is no explanation. I did the test privately, and only occasionally see private cardiologist. Please note. To exclude acute cardiac ...

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