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In: Heart Disease and Diabetes




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Ther has been a lot of discussion pro and con for using CoQ10. My cardiologist says there is no definitive evidence that it works For side effects of statins. I would appreciate your results and opinions for taking CoQ10. Thanks ... Read More

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What are you thankful for?

Brian's journal




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As we approach Thanksgiving, many of us pause to reflect on what we are thankful for. The older I get, the more I realize that what really matters to me, far more than anything else, are my family and friends and colleagues at Inspire, the people who are close to me. In the past year alone, three of my friends have been diagnosed with cancer. Each time I heard the news I was sad, scared ... Read More


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New Stent

In: Heart Surgery




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So Monday the 17th I had a heart cath and the doctor found some small blockages and one that required a stent in the LAD, 85%. Four years ago I had emergency by-pass when I had a heart cath and they punchered my artery requiring one by-pass and several blood transfusions. So this is my first stent and now I have to take Effient for up to five years the doctor said. The stent is the ... Read More

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beta blockers

zekara's journal




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its been 4 days since i stopped the atenolol. i feel better and better everyday. the atenolol was prescribed by my cardiologist after i had 2 stents in my main artery. that was 18 months ago.I have never suffered from high blood pressure. and my resting pulse is around 72. (without atenolol). Weaning myself off the atenolol wasnt that difficult. I cut down from 50mg to 37.5mg for two ... Read More

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Systolic heart failure

In: Heart Disease and Diabetes




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I am a 38 year old female who has recently been diagnosed with hf. I am so scared. I have three boys to look after and they need their mom. I am obese, have high blood pressure, gerd, diabetes, pbc of liver, fatty liver and sleep apnea. The doctors think I got this because I wasn't using my cpap all the time. I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago have been trying to eat my sodium ... Read More

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When should I consider medication and/or ablation for afib

In: Atrial Fibrillation




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I am an 82 year old male in good health and condition and have been having afib for about one year and 19 occurances The most recent month I have had 6 occurrences and the last one lasted 17.5 hours. I have been hoping to figure out what is causing it; too many supplements, stress, sleep, diet, etc., but am not having any luck so far. I have heard that a new trend is to use ablation ... Read More


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Repatha and Praluent - PCSK9 inhibitors for cholesterol control

In: Resources, Clinical Trials and News




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A place to ask questions and discuss experience with this new class of drug that is proving very effective at cholesterol control especially for people with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). sionals/clinical-updates/cardiovascular/ pcsk9-inhibition-a-game-changer-in-chole sterol-management ... Read More

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Voice-to-Text Typing and Other Recent Changes

ErikInspire's journal




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You’ve probably noticed for the last few days the new little microphone that has appeared on the right side of text boxes when you write a new post or comment. That new feature is called Voice-to-Text. If you click on it, and if you have a microphone, you can speak your text instead of typing it and have it appear on the screen. If you have a phone or tablet, this should happen automatically ... Read More

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Beta blocker nightmare!!!!!!!

In: Heart Disease and Stroke




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I have tried four different beta blockers and all of them make my chest hurt. This is week two of trying Atenolol again. I start having pain in the chest one hour after taking it plus I get bronchospasms from it. The doctor has me scared of coming off of a beta blocker because it can help reduce the chance of sudden death. I hurt most of the time and I frequently use nitro. They tell ... Read More

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