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Er doctor concerned about EKG. Ideas?

In: Heart Disease and Stroke

oak6462

er-doctor-concerned-about-ekg-ideas

200089

Hello all. I have been having weird fatigue and shortness of breath issues for about a month. I was sent to the ER because of an infection and when they did my EKG it came out as this (attached). The ER doctor advised seeing a cardiologist at some point because he thought I had a past heart attack. Im in my 20s and in good shape so kinda confused. Is he correct ... Read More

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Pokemon Go and the gamification of health

John2's journal

John2

pokemon-go-and-the-gamification-of-health

200089

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Dear members, Like many, we’ve been watching the phenomenon of the Pokemon Go app, and not only many of our employees and friends are actively catching Pokemon, but several Inspire members have recently shared their experiences about how this has positively impacted their health. The game, as I suspect many of you know, allows players to use their mobile devices to explore real-world ... Read More

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Effient - After 3 years

In: Heart Disease and Stroke

Bookman428

effient-after-3-years

200089

I'm new to Inspire and grateful for any advice. I failed a stress test leading to an angiogram and the placement of a stent on my left circumflex in Aug 2013 (age 54). All other coronary arteries were reported to have only minor buildup or no disease. My doctor put me on the normal Effient + a baby aspirin regimen and it has now been 3 1/2 years. At my yearly visits, he advises that ... Read More

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How do you make medical decisions?

Brian's journal

Brian

how-do-you-make-medical-decisions

200089

Dear members, As patients and caregivers, we have more sources of medical information available to us than ever before to help us make the best decisions possible for our health. Advice from our doctors is sometimes not the same as the information we learn from the experiences of our peers, and there are often other sources of information available as well. Some of our decisions feel ... Read More

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St Jude icd replacement, any troubles

In: Heart Disease and Diabetes

Kyboy

st-jude-icd-replacement-any-troubles

200089

I've had 2 lifethreating episode, one in January and one March 5. Just found that out today. Doc said now the icd must come out due to battery worries. What timing I've been off work all winter now it's time to go back and haft to deal with this. Anyone have any advice or stories about their replacement, just a little nervous about Wednesday ... Read More

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ACC meeting roundup: PCSK9 and SGLT2 trials

Chronic-Inspire's journal

Chronic-Inspire

acc-meeting-roundup-pcsk9-and-sglt2-trials

200089

By Radha_Inspire Digital Editor, Inspire Two classes of drugs made an impact at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held recently in Washington, DC. PCSK9 inhibitors, which are antibodies that knock out a liver protein in order to lower harmful LDL cholesterol levels by about 60 percent, were the active comparator in the highly publicized FOURIER trial. This global ... Read More

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Anybody regret having CABG?

In: Heart Surgery

23roadster

anybody-regret-having-cabg

200089

I have been limping along with limited blood flow due to losing most of my LAD from a massive widowmaker in November 2015. Last week my doctor suggested a CABG might improve my quality of life but would not prevent further heart attacks or increase longevity. My blood pressure is 80/40. My heart rate is 50 and my EF is 45. I am very grateful to be alive and looking for a better quality ... Read More

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Left ventricular diverticulum

In: Atrial Fibrillation

michelle5252

left-ventricular-diverticulum

200089

Please can anyone help, I have hypertension and a varied heart rate. I recently had a contrast echo. The report stated the the appearance of my left ventricular apex is an anatomical variant, perhaps a left ventricular diverticulum. Could this have anything to do with the hypertension and varied heart rate ... Read More

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Chf

In: Heart Disease and Diabetes

auntriaone

chf-18

200089

Can anyone shed some light on chf? My husband has severe cardio vascular disease. 3 heart attacks many stents and chf with an icd implanted in 2013. Shortness of breath for the past 2 days. Dr. did not return phone call , so he took another water pill. Felt better later in the day. He did not look like he was retaining fluid at all, this is what is confusing. Thanks for any help ... Read More

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