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New to this site/group, atrial fib questions

Deborahc59
  • By Deborahc59 · Posted April 1, 2014
  • In All about arrhythmias · 2 replies
  • Hi there. I'm a 54 year old single mum in Christchurch, New Zealand (originally from Orange County, California). I've had atrial fibrillation now for about 4 years of so. I am overweight but have no other ...

Variant Angina

csg1031
  • By csg1031 · Posted March 31, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 23 replies
  • I came across this site while doing research into why I am having recurrent chest pains that have gotten steadily worse since August, 2013. So here is the progression, started off as just slight twinges ...

Advice & Scared

divaprincess
  • By divaprincess · Posted March 31, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 25 replies
  • I am a 38 year old mom with 3 kids. I also have primary immunodeficiency, fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome. On Saturday I had what I would call heart spasms. I have fibromyalgia so I am very versed ...

Raynaud's as side effect of beta blocker

Jennessey
  • By Jennessey · Posted March 31, 2014
  • In Experiences with prescription medicines · 9 replies
  • Anyone else develop Raynaud's after going on a beta-blocker? In my case, I have high BP and LBBB and have responded well to Coreg but the med seems to have brought on Raynaud's. Wondering if this is common ...

Edema

MammieG
  • By MammieG · Posted March 30, 2014
  • In Living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure · 32 replies
  • On March 11, my Electrophysiologist diagnosed my swelling in my abdomen as Ascites. He referred me to another cardiologist to handle it. The new cardio doc ordered an Abdominal Sonogram, Echocardiogram ...

Need Medical Info -- Racing Heart and Prinzmetels

Jhumann
  • By Jhumann · Posted March 30, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 7 replies
  • Two years ago, almost exactly, I had a heart attack which left a scar on my heart. I have an otherwise healthy heart--no blockage at all--in fact the heart of a 20 year old my cardiologist says (I'm 43 ...

blood thinner side effects

Brilinta
  • By Brilinta · Posted March 29, 2014
  • In Coronary artery disease · 7 replies
  • I have been on a blood thinner for over a month--stent in LAD on 2/20/2014-- was wondering do side effects show up right away or can they show up after a few weeks or months of taking the medication ...

ATRIAL FIB....

Lumbeemedic
  • By Lumbeemedic · Posted March 29, 2014
  • In All about arrhythmias · 5 replies
  • Is there anyone dealing with this type of arrhythmia? Has anyone had to have an ICD device placed because of it being uncontrolled ...

Bicuspid Aortic Valve surgery

rainbowluann
  • By rainbowluann · Posted March 29, 2014
  • In Endocarditis and other heart valve problems · 5 replies
  • I was born with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve. I am 66 now and the doctors want me to have it replaced with a pig valve. I have many other health problems. Asthma. Chemical sensitivities, Primary Immune deficiency ...

ejection fraction

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OFF PLAVIX

dallasbaby
  • By dallasbaby · Posted March 28, 2014
  • In Advice for other women with heart disease · 30 replies
  • HI, GOSH I HAVEN'T BEEN ON HERE FOR SOOO LONG!!! I WENT TO MY HEART DR. TODAY AND HE TOLD ME TO GO OFF PLAVIX AS I HAD MY STENTS PUT IN 4 YRS. AGO....BUT I'M SO SCARED TO GO OFF OF IT...HAS ANY OF YOU ...

Myxoma Support Groups?

jbberry7
  • By jbberry7 · Posted March 28, 2014
  • In Advice for other women with heart disease · 2 replies
  • I had a huge right atrial myxoma removed on 12/5/2013 went home had complications pericardial effusion and had to have another emergency surgery on 12/13/13. I am now 43 years old, was 42 at the time ...

Little Worried

Tallan
  • By Tallan · Posted March 28, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 8 replies
  • I am going into my 5th week of recovery from triple bypass heart surgery. For the most part my incision has healed I thought fairly well. My left side of my chest I feel is still swollen and aches, not ...

Recently diagnosed with CHF

pegkoo
  • By pegkoo · Posted March 28, 2014
  • In Living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure · 24 replies
  • Where to start.. hmm .. I've had swollen ankles & legs for years - thought it was only the pizza I had the night before.. Had shortness of breath and tightness for several years off and on - treated it ...

Time to exercise

Lelajones
  • By Lelajones · Posted March 27, 2014
  • In Advice for other women with heart disease · 3 replies
  • I have peri partum cardio myopathy and am progressing well, but I don't know what kind of exercise that I can participate in to loose the baby weight!! Help ...

Wish it was from having a drink?

notwell
  • By notwell · Posted March 27, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 3 replies
  • I am in my second session of what my GP calls vertigo although he says it may be due to the small vessel disease. I act like I've had a few doubles with a shortage of mixer! Nice Saturday nights but not ...

Anybody use CO Q10 to treat heart failure?

Katie1983
  • By Katie1983 · Posted March 26, 2014
  • In Experiences with alternative treatments · 59 replies
  • Anybody else who has Cardiomyopathy or Heart failure take CO Q10 in addition to your meds? If so any good results on heart function? I've read a lot online about the benefits of Coenzyme Q10 and it seems ...

Mammogram advice

cathi570
  • By cathi570 · Posted March 26, 2014
  • In Medical procedures and treatments · 6 replies
  • I have not been able to bring myself to have a mammogram since my ICD implant in September of 2012. I am very thin and small breasted and mammograms were torture before I had the device. I just can't ...

New here no insurane and need to know what to do

catlambo
  • By catlambo · Posted March 26, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 19 replies
  • Hello! I am 34 yr old mother of 3! In 1998 my sister was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, received 2 heart transplants before going into heart failure in 2010 and passing away at 37. Not long after that ...

Select Truth

SukiF
  • By SukiF · Posted March 25, 2014
  • In Experiences with healthcare professionals · 4 replies
  • Do you ladies feel you get the whole truth about your condition from the medical community? I sometimes feel my complaints are being brushed over ...

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