Understanding microvascular disease

Discuss your experiences with microvascular disease.


Cardiac Rehab

  • By notwell · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Well I have been for my first ever session this morning after trying to get on one for the last two years. Today was an assessment and guess what: They rejected me? I failed a 6min walk test! Well not ...

100 CMVD Patients! Results on Exercise/Exertion Survey!

  • By Artista · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • 100 CMVD Patients Answered These Questions. 1. How physically active were you before heart disease? Extremely Active- 12% Very Active- 39% Moderately Active- 35% Slightly Active- 11% Not Active- 3% 2 ...

Small Vessel TIA or Stroke

  • By notwell · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I'll keep it short: Last Monday rushed into hospital again with the normal heart attack symptoms only this time with suspected TIA or Stroke! I had ultra sound, CT and MRI, they said no brain damage so ...

Huge THANK YOU! To all who participated in exercise survey!

  • By Artista · Posted April 11, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I wanted to thank everyone who took a few minutes to fill out the Exercise/Exertion Questionnaire! We reached 100 CMVD patients! I am very happy! I will post the results of this survey next week. Hoping ...

Help Further Knowledge on CMVD/MVD! GET INVOLVED HERE!

  • By Artista · Posted April 11, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Want to Help Further Knowledge of CMVD? GET INVOLVED! We need to acquire succinct information on CMVD and how patients have been diagnosed, what symptoms persist and how we have been and are being treated ...

Please Help! Questionnaire for CMVD Patients!

  • By Artista · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • This is a simple Exertion/Exercise Questionnaire meant for only Coronary Microvascular Disease patients! Just trying to get some correlation on tolerance and how exertion affects us! It is anonymous ...

Lack of a CMVD box to check off, hampering care?

  • By Artista · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Is It a Problem That There is No Box for Us? Is the lack of a CMVD box hampering treatment? "I am an individual patient. With my own blood chemistry, genetics, lifestyle and environmental facets of life ...

leg and foot pain

  • By aug · New reply March 8, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I am having leg and foot pain the toe nail is falling off and the foot is black and blue. I did not hurt it they thought it might be a clot but none showed. Now they think the blood is not flowing right ...

Does anyone get severe upper stomach pain with MVD?

  • By landonsmomma · New reply March 5, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • I am wondering if anyone ever gets upper stomach pain with MVD or spasms? I have been having a lot lately and sometimes its super intense. I am not sure if this is normal or not. Sometimes I will get ...

Frequency of Coronary Artery Spasms and Coronary Microvascular Spasms

  • By Tinks60 · New reply February 25, 2014
  • 40 replies
  • Hi I have been experiencing Coronary Artery Spasms and Coronary Microvascular Spasms for almost 2 years. I have been on a cocktail of nitrates, CCB's, Patches, GTN and Nortriptyline to dampen the pain ...

Microcirculation: What you see... And what you don't!

  • By Artista · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • This is a cardiologist's blog that I find quite informative and interesting how he challenges what we see and clearly what can be occurring. Complete with supportive European Society of Cardiology published ...

Night time discomfort and sweating--MVD and Myocardial Bridges

  • By spiderwebbt · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Greetings: I was recently diagnosed with significant MVD, two myocardial bridges, poor flow in the heart, and significant epithileal dysfunction. I don't want to take beta blockers because I am a road ...

MVD Cures?

  • By Elizaabeth · New reply January 31, 2014
  • 66 replies
  • Does anybody know of any surgical cure for MVD?MVAngina? I"ve done the cocktail of meds nitrates, chanel blockers, beta blockers, pain meds. I have heard about revascularization? My cardiac Dr. says she ...

Microvascular, Spasms& More! ESC 2013 Guidelines!

  • By Artista · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • 2013 ESC Guidelines on the Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease Joanincarolina clued me in to this really accurate published paper and wanted me to share it. They actually discuss CMD and Vasospasm ...

Missunderstood spams

  • By notwell · New reply January 14, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I must be connected to tinks because I am posting on the same subject but under a new thread because I think it needed to be. Over the last week or so my cycle as been moving into the more severe zone ...

Any one with small vessel disease and big vessel disease ?

  • By Chris66 · New reply January 10, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi every one. I was dx with small vessel disease in Aug along with my big vessel disease. Now for a long time I would get pain down my arm when i walk it stops when i stop. Lately my left arm aches off ...

Vascular Surgery Recuperation

  • By RevLo · Posted December 13, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • This doesn't really fit under "microvascular disease" -- it's really Peripheral Artery Disease. But no other topic supplied fits either! I had bypass surgery on my left leg -- femoral popliteal artery ...


  • By maysy1 · New reply November 25, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hi everyone. I find this site great for information. Can anyone please tell me if they get the following symptoms with the GTN nitro spray for under the tongue. I get dizzy, feel i am going to faint ...

Hidden Risk that Still Gets Missed

  • By Artista · New reply November 14, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • The Hidden Risk That Is Still Overlooked I posted this same link about a year and a half ago with different visual (February 16, 2012). It's original published date is 2006! No doubt there have been some ...

Round 2: CMD-1 Barbje-0

  • By barbje · New reply November 6, 2013
  • 25 replies
  • Hello all! It has been a while since I've posted on this site. I have spent a year trying to understand and control what I was told was Prinzmetals Angina. It has been such an emotional roller coaster ...

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