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Atrial Fibrillation

Discuss all things related to atrial fibrillation, its causes, and current medicines.

Atrial Flutter Is a Real Nuisance - Any Ideas?

  • By brians_help4you · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • 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 ...

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Congenital Heart Defects

Discuss all things related to congenital heart defects, from pre-birth to adult.

Coarctation of the aorta support

  • By Jillianapril88 · New reply yesterday at 5:23 am
  • 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 ...

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Family, Friends and Caregivers

Discuss all things related to caring for all heart patients, young and old.

New to CHF

  • By tsmitty · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 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 ...

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Healthy Habits

Discuss all things related to heart healthy habits, including diet, exercise and a strong support system.

Satisfying substitutes for meat?

  • By phillyrich · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 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 ...

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Heart Disease and Diabetes

Discuss all things related to heart disease and its link to diabetes, including prevention tactics, medicines and maintenance suggestions.

Help Urgent Question

  • By sperry2014 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 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 ...

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Heart Disease and Stroke

Discuss all things related to heart disease and stroke, including warning signs, and rehabilitation.

Help with ssa claim

  • By MG48 · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 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 ...

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Heart Surgery

Discuss all things related to heart surgeries, from pre-op to post-op and beyond.

1 Month in from open heart surgery

  • By Sandy7737 · New reply yesterday at 10:35 pm
  • 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 ...

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Living with Angina

Discuss all things related to living with angina and its medications.


  • By SUSAN65 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 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 ...

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Resources, Clinical Trials and News

Review Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts resources for patients, caregivers and friends. In addition, see if there are clinical trials you may be eligible for, and keep up to date on cardiac news.

Parachute IV study

  • By Tim-C · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • Any body else participating in the Parachute IV study who has received the device? There are only 500 people with chf in the U.S who will participate in this controlled study. So 250 will get the device ...

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