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I had my first heart attack!

In: Heart Disease and Stroke

DemosL

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200089

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I had my first heart attack - Thursday morning 9/29/16 I had pressure on my neck, armpits and around my solar plexis. I called paramedics. They did an EKG and found nothing, but said I shouild get seen by a doctor. I went to the Kaiser Permanente Urgent Care Center and after 2 sets of blood work (hours apart) and x-rays, they determine I had heart issues. They had me transported to ... Read More

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Common NSAID painkillers linked to increased risk of heart failure

Chronic-Inspire's journal

Chronic-Inspire

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200089

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By Radha_Inspire Digital Editor, Inspire Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used as painkillers and have been linked to adverse cardiovascular reactions. But the risk of individual drugs and individual doses is still unclear. Now, a study published in the British Medical Journal shows that current use (within the past 14 days) of nine drugs in particular had ... Read More

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New to CHF and chest pain

In: Heart Disease and Diabetes

jesshoney

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200089

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Hello, I'm new to this community and was looking for some other people who have my same experience. I was diagnosed in April 2016 with CHF, I have done cardiac rehab and changed diet. Since about June I have been experiencing random chest pain. Sometimes its mild other times severe. My cardiologist has determined that it might musculoskeletal and not cardiac in nature. Does anyone ... Read More

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Pinching Pain

In: Living with Angina

Lglenn1963

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200089

  • 6 Replies

So I am 6 weeks post 2 stents being placed. I have been having a pinching sensation and some chest pain...going to take a nitro but wondering if pain is normal or if I need to worry....I hate being nervous and fearful arrrgghh ... Read More

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Coronary Artery Spasm and heart attack

In: Living with Angina

TimH1

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200089

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I suffered a heart attack caused by coronary artery spasm. My arteries are as clean as a newborn. The whole staff at the hospital was passing much angiogram photos around. They had never seen someone my age 70 this year with arteries this clean. But all that seems to pale in the shadow of this crazy condition. They say mine was caused by 11 years suffering from chronic pain due to ... Read More

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Still pain

In: Heart Surgery

Lintom56

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200089

  • 12 Replies

Wow!! I feel like I'm gonna lose it!! If one more person tells me I have anxiety and that's probably why my chest hurts still.....I'm gonna SCREAM!!! I can't take it. Maybe it is in my head! I'm still not doing upper body at rehab. I really wish these people could feel what I'm feeling!! It's been 4 mos and bypass x 5! Just venting AGAIN!! Lol ... Read More

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Hello, everyone!

Radha_Inspire's journal

Radha_Inspire

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200089

  • 98 Replies

Hello everyone! My name is Radha and I am the digital editor at Inspire. We’d like to share some news about an editorial initiative that we hope will be of use to you. Your community is a space where you can express your thoughts, seek support, and share information with fellow members, and will, of course, continue to be. My goal is to take cues from your discussions, your questions ... Read More

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