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Mitral Valve Surgery

JECiarlo
  • By JECiarlo · New reply 7:48 pm
  • In Heart Surgery · 13 replies
  • Hello...I have always been very active physically. I was recently diagnosed with a bad left mitral valve and I am scheduled for surgery July 15th, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio...So far I don't ...

Atrial Flutter Is a Real Nuisance - Any Ideas?

brians_help4you
  • By brians_help4you · New reply April 22, 2014
  • In Atrial Fibrillation · 2 replies
  • I was 62 when I had my mitral valve replaced with a pig valve in Dec. 2010. Post surgery, I was in atrial fib. a couple of times, but finally dropped into sinus rhythm before I left the hospital in the ...

Pulonary Vein Isolation Ablation

brians_help4you
  • By brians_help4you · New reply April 22, 2014
  • In Atrial Fibrillation · 7 replies
  • I've had 2 ablation procedures in my right atrium to try and get rid of atrial flutter and return me to sinus rhythm.... and both with no long lasting effects. These procedures were approx. 2 hours long ...

Hard Time Sleeping

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two months after heartattack

techant30
  • By techant30 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • In Heart Disease and Stroke · 3 replies
  • Its been two months now since the heart attack. . Echocardiograms, angiogram ecg all came clean.. Been taken off plavix, beta blockers. BP meds Doctor prescription is ecosprin 150mg and crestor 10mg Within ...

1 Month in from open heart surgery

Sandy7737
  • By Sandy7737 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • In Heart Surgery · 3 replies
  • I had open heart surgery on 3/18/14 to correct constant A-Fib which did not respond to medication. The procedure is called Cox Maze and involved full open heart with heart/lung bypass. During the day ...

Coarctation of the aorta support

Jillianapril88
  • By Jillianapril88 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • In Congenital Heart Defects · 1 reply
  • I'm 25 newly married and have never had my coarctation fixed. Looking online it seems as if anyone with a coarctation has to get either a stint or surgery to fix the problem. My coarctation was not "discovered ...

AFTER THE MI

SUSAN65
  • By SUSAN65 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • In Living with Angina · 6 replies
  • Hi my name is Susan and I am new to the group. I really don't have a whole bunch of people to talk to that really understand what is going on inside my body right now and I'm a bit confused myself. I ...

Does Stress Bring on Your Angina?

phillyrich
  • By phillyrich · New reply April 14, 2014
  • In Living with Angina · 3 replies
  • I have predictable and stable angina. It comes on when I walk fast or up a hill, or whenever I have anger or stress. I find that I have had to reduce my face-to-face exposure to some friends and relatives ...

Satisfying substitutes for meat?

phillyrich
  • By phillyrich · New reply April 14, 2014
  • In Healthy Habits · 5 replies
  • I have always been a big meat eater, always for lunch and dinner. I think too much meat and saturated fat contributed to my coronary artery disease. I still eat some meat, lean chicken, turkey and fatty ...

Help Urgent Question

sperry2014
  • By sperry2014 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • In Heart Disease and Diabetes · 2 replies
  • OK I need to know if its possible to have a heart cath and given an all clear no blockage result and released to home. Two weeks later still having same pains, went to a different hospital and had another ...

Blaming everything on genes- I don't buy it

ouch45
  • By ouch45 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • In Heart Disease and Diabetes · 24 replies
  • I just don't buy it. I won't say it does not exist, but I am sure it is not as common as doctors say. Doctors can "treat" gene problems (and make money),they can't make any money on life style changes ...

Looking for others with subaortic membranes!

LauraV
  • By LauraV · New reply April 11, 2014
  • In Congenital Heart Defects · 8 replies
  • My 11 year old daughter has had 3 OHSurgeries to date. The last two were to remove a subaortic membrane before it did significant damage to her aortic valve. The darn membrane is slowly growing back again ...

Heart disease, thyroid cancer &PVC's

Scott2013
  • By Scott2013 · Posted March 30, 2014
  • In Congenital Heart Defects · 0 replies
  • I am 45 year old male. 12 year survivor of thyroid cancer. Recently dx with CAD. Have strong family history of heart disease and high cholesterol, low hdl, etc. Was also told I have metebolic syndrome ...

Heart Disease: sometimes a lonely battle

phillyrich
  • By phillyrich · New reply March 27, 2014
  • In Living with Angina · 27 replies
  • Do people here find there are blogs, or maybe Facebook pages, where people share their stories in detail of living with heart disease? I enjoy the informative posts here, but would like to follow and ...

Hello, I'm new to the group

Cindylou1961
  • By Cindylou1961 · New reply March 27, 2014
  • In Living with Angina · 8 replies
  • hi all, I'm new to this group but not new to heart disease. I had a CABG x 3 in March 2012 and the vein grafts failed. Since then i have been on the cardiology roller coaster. In November last year I ...

Dean Ornish or Caldwell Esselstyn Diets?

phillyrich
  • By phillyrich · New reply March 26, 2014
  • In Healthy Habits · 17 replies
  • Does anyone here follow the Dean Ornish or Caldwell Esselstyn diets? I follow them about 80-90%. I do deviate a little. I eat some nuts, small meat portions (4 oz or less a day, fish or lean chicken ...

Help with ssa claim

MG48
  • By MG48 · New reply March 26, 2014
  • In Heart Disease and Stroke · 7 replies
  • I applied for disability after finding out I had cardiomopathy with ef of 30%, that was in Jan 2013 now over a year later i was denied benefits. I have a bugling disk in my back and a lot of inflammation ...

New to CHF

tsmitty
  • By tsmitty · New reply March 25, 2014
  • In Family, Friends and Caregivers · 16 replies
  • On December 30 I could not sleep or catch my breath. It got to the point where I knew something was really wrong. I went to the hospital emergency room, again assuming that this was all related to my ...

Life Vest

tsmitty
  • By tsmitty · New reply March 24, 2014
  • In Family, Friends and Caregivers · 1 reply
  • I have been wearing a Life Vest since January 5th. Since wearing it I have had to stop it from shocking me 3 times. I was wondering if anyone knows what that means. Each time I felt fine but the siren ...

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