Select Truth

  • 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 ...

Triple Bypass W/Sternotomy Incision

  • By Tallan · Posted March 24, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 10 replies
  • I have just had triple bypass aprox. 4 wks ago. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced. I am only 50yrs old and really have had never had any major health problems. Anyway I have survived the ...

OHS after Bilateral Mastectomy

  • By battylady · Posted March 23, 2014
  • In Medical procedures and treatments · 3 replies
  • I had a bilateral mastectomy in 2010 and in 2011 OHS to repair aortic aneurism and replace aortic valve . Only five months after my OHS, I had one of the sternal wires rupture the left breast implant ...

Why call it CAD when it is SCAD

  • By Ljmos · Posted March 23, 2014
  • In Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) · 6 replies
  • On Sept 8th 2014, I had my heart attack double by-pass. I am a 38 year old mom of 4 boys with my youngest being 7 months old at the time of my heart attack. I was told I didn't have any blockage my LAD ...


  • By Annabelle61 · Posted March 22, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 11 replies
  • Hello to all :-) My new cardio wants to do another cath; I think this is a bit invasive to start off with (plus I've had 2 in the past 10 years). I asked for blood work and a MRI first. He seemed offended ...

EPS and possible ablation in a 3 days

  • By tigger14 · Posted March 22, 2014
  • In Advice for other women with heart disease · 1 reply
  • Hello again... I hope you are all doing well tonight.. I was laying in bed trying to sleep, but my heart went into flutter three times, so I decided to come down and write for awhile.. And maybe get some ...


  • By nannykaren · Posted March 21, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 4 replies
  • Can I ask a question I had my heart attack jan 11 /14 and I coded twice is there anyone that has coded it's not the heart attack that scares me it's that I coded twice I'm scared and I have lil pains ...

How is everyone doing?


PVCs and non-sustained VTach

  • By Mommy2myboys · Posted March 21, 2014
  • In All about arrhythmias · 17 replies
  • I am 33 years old. I started having pvcs out of the blue about a year ago. I wore a 30-day monitor in June and it recorded a 5-beat run of vtach. I had a normal stress test, echo, EKGs. So, the doctor ...

What Exactly is Going On and What Does it Mean?


Lack of a CMVD box to check off, hampering care?

  • By Artista · Posted March 21, 2014
  • In Understanding microvascular disease · 3 replies
  • Is It a Problem That There is No Box for Us? Is the lack of a CMVD box hampering treatment? "I am an individual patient. With my own blood chemistry, genetics, lifestyle and environmental facets of life ...


  • By Bobsey · Posted March 21, 2014
  • In Emotional and psychological issues · 26 replies
  • I read something I found shocking and sad. 65% of people who have a cardiac event will suffer from depression in the first year post event. Of them only 40% will be diagnosed, and of them only 25% will ...

Why does heart keep getting enlarged then going back to normal size?


What med is causing my weight gain and fatigue?

  • By CatWrighton · Posted March 20, 2014
  • In Experiences with prescription medicines · 7 replies
  • Hi. I am 42 with a LBBB and CHF. I just received my first pacemaker/defibrillator 3 weeks ago. I still on several medications and have gained 25 pounds and am very fatigued :(. I was wondering if anyone ...

New numbers

  • By edge8 · Posted March 20, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 4 replies
  • My numbers just posted and I am very happy I think , I haven't talked to my doctor about them. Total cholesterol was 160 ..Now 116 HDL down from 52 to 43 ..not great I think as hdl was a little low to ...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest prognosis

  • By jenwin · Posted March 20, 2014
  • In Myocardial infarction (heart attack) · 2 replies
  • Hello I had a STEMI and SCA two months ago and seem to be recovering really well. One stent in LAD. I had one episode of nausea and indigestion a couple of weeks ago but I think that's really what it ...

heart symptoms but tests say everything okay?

  • By corrie-bd · Posted March 20, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 8 replies
  • I have been having an uncomfortable feeling in my chest and yesterday, I had a stress test done which was normal and cardiologist said I did great....He also did blood work which showed my cholesterol ...

muscle tention


face numbness

  • By kodi · Posted March 19, 2014
  • In Diagnosis and symptoms · 12 replies
  • Has anyone experienced tingling, and numbness on the left side of face, including numbness in toungue and teeth? I did suffer a Heart Attack, and several strokes, 2 years ago. Diagnosed with prinzmetal ...

Self Talk- I say "Let go of fear, allow Peace"

  • By mersable · Posted March 19, 2014
  • In Advice for other women with heart disease · 2 replies
  • Please share anything you have done, such as words you repeat to yourself or small things you do for yourself that make you feel better in the chaos and fear of heart disease. We often hold on to fear ...

Things you can do

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