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Advice for other women with heart disease

Share what you have learned about heart disease with other women.

New here and scared

  • By solson1408 · New reply 6:27 pm
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  • Hello there, new to this site. Found it while looking up help for heart related issues. I've been having, what seems like ectopic heart beats for awhile now, about 6 months or so. My heart feels like ...

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All about arrhythmias

Discuss all things related to arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and sudden cardiac death / cardiac arrest.

Growing Heart Issues

  • By mmrphifer · Posted 6:16 pm
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  • I am 31 years old, the mother to four young children and lead a very stressful life. A little over two years ago when I was pregnant with my son (third child) I was told I have an irregular heartbeat ...

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Coronary artery disease

Discuss your experiences with coronary artery disease.

Harefield.... Here I come again!

  • By Cindylou1961 · New reply yesterday at 9:26 am
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  • Harefield hospital for me today... At this rate I should be entitled to my own parking space... VIP (very important patient)! Cardiologist No 4 ...

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Diagnosis and symptoms

Discuss your diagnosis, and the symptoms that led to it, or surfaced post-diagnosis.

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia? Or something else?

  • By LeahTherese · New reply 8:19 pm
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  • Hello all! Recently I have been in and out of hospital for investigation of an elevated heart rate (being between 100-190 resting throughout the day). I have been through a number of tests including two ...

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Emotional and psychological issues

Anxiety? Depression? Fear? Discuss how your diagnosis has made you feel.

I can't stop obsessing about fear of dying

  • By Carnala · New reply yesterday at 7:46 pm
  • 70 replies
  • Hi everybody, I feel so alone like I'm the only one doing this. I really want to be positive & inspired. I'm not there yet. my cardiologist sent me to agreat failure specialist incase I need him in the ...

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Endocarditis and other heart valve problems

Discuss your experiences with endocarditis and other heart valve problems.

Bicuspid Aortic Valve surgery

  • By rainbowluann · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 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 ...

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Experiences with alternative treatments

Discuss your experiences with alternative treatments.

Sleep Apnea

  • By catbell7 · New reply 9:03 am
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  • my 2nd cpap machine has died and is not fixable - anyone know where I could find one for cheap?? I so love(d) my cpap with its nasal pillow mask and it sure helps with the heart stuff and the diabetes/blood ...

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Experiences with healthcare professionals

Discuss your experiences with healthcare professionals. Help others ask the right questions when seeking help.

Select Truth

  • By SukiF · New reply March 27, 2014
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  • 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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Experiences with prescription medicines

Discuss your experiences with prescription medicines.


  • By babydolly · New reply April 12, 2014
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  • Hi everyone hope all is well been having problems getting my repeat prescriptions for warfarin doctors only give me a 3 week supply at a time and sometimes they delay them does anyone else have this problem ...

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How heart disease has changed my life

Share your story with other community members and offer advice and support here.

Pump Head?

  • By Meme1958 · New reply April 14, 2014
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  • I read an article about the affects of lack of oxygen after open heart surgery. Glad to know I am not the only one that feels I have been affected by this. I was told that during surgery(I had CABAG done ...

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Living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure

Discuss your experiences living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.

A question for Australian Heart Sisters

  • By joy2day · New reply 1:48 pm
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  • I am in the midst of planning a trip to Australia. I know it takes planning to maintain a low-sodium diet. I've notified my tour company and I am hopeful that the included meals will have some choices ...

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Medical procedures and treatments

Discuss your experiences with medical procedures and treatments.

Severe MR and stage 4 lung disease

  • By GApeanut · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • We just learned that DH severe mitral valve regurgitation. He's 57 and also has stage 4 sarcoidosis in his lungs. His latest PFT was down to 23%, less than half of normal. He has been sick for a long ...

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Myocardial infarction (heart attack)

Discuss your experiences with myocardial infarction (heart attack).

How old were you ...

  • By KAKLeon · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 204 replies
  • when you had your heart attack? I was 38, which seemed young at the time, but one media report last year featured a 19 year old! Katherine ...

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Research and clinical trials

Discuss questions, comments and concerns related to research and clinical trials.

AARP Magazine Article on Women and Heart Disease

  • By khorvath56 · New reply yesterday at 5:48 pm
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  • Great article championed by Noel Bairey Merz MD in AARP Magazine this month. Bringing this issue more into the mainstream is so important. The article mentions that more women than men died of heart diesease ...

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

Welcome to the WomenHeart online SCAD community. Our members provide peer-to-peer patient support for those living with spontaneous coronary artery dissection. In addition to discussions and journal posts, please check out SCAD Café, a weekly chat on a specific topic. Our goal is to empower, educate and uplift each other!

SCAD Ireland

  • By Caroline-1 · New reply yesterday at 4:36 pm
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  • Calling all SCAD ladies and gentlemen in Ireland A number of us are meeting in Ballinasloe on the weekend of 26 April. It looks like it will be during the day on Saturday. Catherine Beck from the UK will ...

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Understanding microvascular disease

Discuss your experiences with microvascular disease.

Cardiac Rehab

  • By notwell · New reply yesterday at 5:31 pm
  • 4 replies
  • Well I have been for my first ever session this morning after trying to get on one for the last two years. Today was an assessment and guess what: They rejected me? I failed a 6min walk test! Well not ...

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Young survivors

Discuss your diagnosis, symptoms and treatments with other young women.

Still getting palpitations

  • By Kives · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I seem to be having more and more heart palpitation even though I am on 10 mg. Bystolic everyday. I thought maybe my potassium was low so I took a potassium pill and it seemed to help a bit for a couple ...

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