Advice for other women with heart disease

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

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New to group.. Lots of guestions

tigger14
  • By tigger14 · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi, my name is Tammy. I stumbled on to this website and was thrilled to see so many people coming together with support and questions and answers.. I had a heart attack on Nov 17 of 2012 at the age of ...

what do all the initials mean?

BarbadosDagny
  • By BarbadosDagny · New reply March 3, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • What does CHF mean? I'd like to see a link to a list of all the initials mentioned, what they stand for, and a brief definition ...

Fear and its effects

Dootles
  • By Dootles · New reply March 3, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I have been reading a lot about fear and what its effects have on our minds and bodies. If you could see me, I would be the one in the front row waving my red flag and screaming.. ME ME ME! I am one who ...

Microvascular Angina

Dazzyhead
  • By Dazzyhead · New reply March 1, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • I have been dealing with MVD for years and just take nitro as needed, all other meds we have tried had a bad effects. My cardio keeps telling me that you can have a heart attack with MVD. Is this true ...

Bjork Shiley aortic valve replacement

Christopher43615
  • By Christopher43615 · Posted February 24, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • If you had a Bjork Shiley heart valve implanted in the 70's or 80's, please feel free to email me. I recently had my 32 year old aging aortic heart valve replaced in January 2014. Very glad I finally ...

Chest Pain 1 year after stents

Memaw2010
  • By Memaw2010 · New reply February 24, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • I had 3 stents in what someone told me was the widow maker in October 2012. I have been getting the crushing chest pains that I had when I had the heart attack. I took one nitro a week ago, then yesterday ...

Climbing the Mountain of Chronic Heart Disease

Artista
  • By Artista · New reply February 22, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Climbing the Mountain of Chronic Heart Disease "Mere words have something of quicksand about them. Only experience is the rope that is thrown to us." -George Bataille What a truth! Here is a very absolute ...

Finding creative healthy lifestyle options

mariejoy
  • By mariejoy · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi folks Wonder if there are others in the wild blue yonder that have had a similar experience. Was very fit and healthy with no health issues. Walk dog daily, eat well, have no problems with blood pressure ...

Barbra Streisand Women's Cardiovascular Research & Edu Program Cedars-Sinai

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply February 16, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Streisand donated $5 million dollar grant to support Dr. Noel Bairey Merz's WISE research program. "Through gender-specific heart research, the development of new diagnostic tools, breakthrough clinical ...

Dr. Paula Johnson: His and Hers Healthcare. Every cell has a SEX!

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply February 16, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • WHY ARE WE LEAVING WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE TO CHANCE? Dr. Paula Johnson packs a lot into this brief talk! Dr. Paula Johnston at TEDx WOMEN. Aired 22 Jan 2014. 14m, 42 s. Every cell in the human body has a ...

Possible cardiomyopathy (just need answers)

triplettnanny
  • By triplettnanny · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I have been having severe symptoms for the last 6 months, symptoms sometimes include but not always, shortness of breath, palpations, dizziness, cloudiness, sweating, elevated blood pressures, elevated ...

Just my thoughts on this...

LisaEK31
  • By LisaEK31 · New reply February 5, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Good morning all... I'm a bit tired today, but with good reason. On Saturday I hosted my very first heart health awareness event since my SCAD on 12/4/13 - for the purpose of being able to educate other ...

Are you still drinking tap water? Well, STOP!

LBBP
  • By LBBP · New reply February 3, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Many years ago I was told by a holistic practitioner to avoid water from public water supplies, and to only bathe once a week. I never really understood why until I started doing some research. Chlorine ...

Happy Heart Month, All!

KAKLeon
  • By KAKLeon · Posted February 3, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Have you picked out your favorite red to wear Friday, February 7? Red sends the message that we're all still fighting to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, more than all cancers ...

Heart catherization, blood test, cat scan normal I'm hurting more what next

mimi32
  • By mimi32 · New reply February 3, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I'm 32 years old female. History chest pain first. Had heart catherization November 2013 come back normal .since then I still have the pain inside under my left breast . The pain shooting ,left shoulder ...

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Tawase
  • By Tawase · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • Ok guys my heart is better! Yes all praises to the most high!!! Ok my question is do any of u guys still feel like u having a hard time breathing? Its hard to describe da feeling all the,way i just know ...

Radiation and Tests - NY Times article

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Rita Redburg is a well known SF cardiologist, who is well educated on MVD. She wrote an editorial for the NY Times. Frankly, it freaks me out because I have had so many tests http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/opinio ...

Pain after triple by-pass

arose113
  • By arose113 · Posted January 31, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Everyone is different, you may have pain for a few weeks or several months after a triple by pass. I had one 15 years ago, was fine till last year. Had chest pain & tried to convince my doctor, he did ...

I need to pick your amazing brains

pulvertoft
  • By pulvertoft · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 40 replies
  • I need your input ladies. As I am getting through the weeks I come up with more and more questions, so can I ask for your help again? Here we go 1. I'm worried about laughing hard, or coughing hard and ...

Radiolab podcast: Stress w/Type A discussion

MaryLG
  • By MaryLG · Posted January 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • This was a very interesting radio show I happened upon yesterday while driving. It's got some incredible history on stress and cardiological assumptions. http://www.radiolab.org/story/91580-stre ss ...

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