Advice for other women with heart disease

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


New Here

  • By BayTeach · New reply April 30, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I am a 41 year old mother to three daughters (13 and 14 and stepdaughter 20) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a also a 4th grade teacher. A week before my 41st birthday, out of the blue, I had ...

Motivational Poem

  • By Nattalie · New reply April 28, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • The Victor by: C. W. Longenecker If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you like to win but think you can't, It's almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll ...

New name

  • By noahsgrannie · New reply April 25, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Now that we've heard that there is an Al Quada newspaper by the name of Inspire, I suggest that the name of this forum be changed. thanks, Arlene ...

Amazing Results

  • By jacksvern · New reply April 23, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hello friends. I had to share some great results with you. I have been on meds for ten plus years for high cholesterol and tryglizerides. Meds have been had max for more than six years. I am 55 yrs old ...


  • By dallasbaby · New reply April 21, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi Everyone...Gosh it's been awhile since I've been on here....I have an important question for all my heart sisters...Since my HA Aug. of 2010 I have had angina....My heart Dr. has me on sooo many meds...I ...

heart problem and knee replacment

  • By lubyloo · New reply April 17, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I have angina and fibromyalgia, my blood pressure is high but can drop very low 50/35 at night, I had a stent fitted 14 month ago but my breathing as started to get bad due to the angina, I am about to ...

Advice please

  • By blueangel1981 · New reply April 17, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • A few days ago I was feeling light headed and nauseated. I also had stabbing pain in my chest. I was rushed to the hospital. They hooked me up to a machine and I was told I was fine. They gave me 2 types ...


  • By sharola · New reply April 14, 2013
  • 30 replies
  • Has anyone heard from yarnkitty ...

Sternum pain during bronchitis after OHS

  • By TooYoung · New reply April 13, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I am five years post op quad bypass. I have been suffering from a bad case of bronchitis of over the past two weeks. The incision site on my sternum is particularly painful and tender, likely due to all ...

Edema with Calcium Channel Blockers?

  • By nan1948 · New reply April 13, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • I started Verapamil about a month ago (40mg/TID), upped to 80mg/BID a week ago, and voom!, getting edema in my right leg. Anyone else get/have edema on calcium channel blockers ...

I dont know what to think! Please give advice.

  • By Dootles · New reply April 11, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • So some of you know me and also know that I come with emotional baggage. I suffer from anxiety and fear heart attack or anything with the heart due to both of my parents dieing early of heart attacks ...


  • By Aprivett · New reply April 8, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hello, I'm 37 years old diagnosed with viral cardiomyopthy and CHF in January. I had a blood clot that is now dissolved within my heart. My original echo showed an EF of 19%, my most recent in March was ...

The Worst Food For Your Heart

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  • By healingwithheat (Inactive) · New reply April 7, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • You know about the foods that can help protect you from heart problems. They lower cholesterol and blood pressure, fight plaque build up and reduce inflammation. But more than 2,150 Americans die from ...

Bra with ICD

  • By nanaroro · New reply April 5, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Has anyone found a supportive comfortable bra after ICD implanted? I have the Genie and Aha bra's good for comfort but being a D cup, support or special occasion outfit just not there. I hate the pain ...

Inplanted Loop Recorder

  • By Contor · Posted April 4, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hi! I'm having a ILR inplanted in the morning and I'm hoping and praying that it can be determine what is causing my symptoms. I had a heart valve replaced 15 months ago and then I started having dizzy ...

If you think Big Tobacco was awesome, check out Snack Food Engineering

  • By MaryLG · New reply April 1, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food ne/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-foo d.html?src=me&ref=general&pagewanted=all ******* This is a 19 page report ...

CHUFF: Loving thoughts & prayers...

  • By nan1948 · New reply March 27, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Loving thoughts and prayers are being sent from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, to CHUFF - today is her open heart surgery. -Nan ...

Prinzmetal Angina

  • By bicbic65 · New reply March 26, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hi, I am a 48 year Female, overweight, family history of heart disease, high cholesterol. I had a severe attack last July that sent me to the ER at the local hospital. ER doc-gave me nitro-EKG-Blood work ...

Do SSDI Cases Get Reviewed Routinely?

  • By cajngrl · New reply March 23, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • I've been on social security disability for 3 years now. I just got a letter and questionnaire stating that my case is being reviewed. Is this typical? Does this happen every couple of years or so ...

Australia Heart Week

  • By SueHE · Posted March 22, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • ​Heart Week 2013 - learn the warning signs of a heart attack Sunday 5 May - Saturday 11 May 2013 Did you know that each year, almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack? That's one Australian life ...

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