Experiences with healthcare professionals

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Frustrated.....am I being fobbed off?

  • By shuz · New reply August 28, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hello all. I had a stent placed mid July, diagnosis unstable angina and two days after I moved to this city I got a stent placed. The care was great in the previous city and here during the stent but ...

apparent heart failure caused by bisoprolol-any experience?

  • By kwisteenb · New reply August 5, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • The cardio-locum after telling me there was no such thing as angina at rest has diagnosed this-I'm getting lots. He may be right about the beta blocker-my pulse does not respond to exercise. Clearly he ...

Bariactric Surgery Update

  • By purple66 · New reply August 2, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I am now 24 days out from my gastric sleeve surgery and thought I would write a lil update. The pain has finally lessened and I have been off pain meds for a week. That has been a great relief. I had ...


  • By trownail · New reply July 12, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I have Diastolic Heart Failure, diagnosed three weeks ago, my doctor has put me on Furosemide 60mg, I get swollen ankles, have a cough and get short of breath. My doctor has not explained anything so ...

Obamacare, Big Business Compliance Waived

  • By AnnieMorooney · New reply July 10, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Does anyone have any insight as to how and why big business got Obamacare requirements waived until 2014? Newscasts have indicated that the politicians didn't want the insurance plan to hit the general ...

Home After Surgery

  • By purple66 · New reply July 8, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I came home from the hospital the evening of July 4th after an eventful few days recovering from gastric sleeve surgery. As is usually with the case with me, things didn't go off picture perfect without ...

THYROID NODULES - how often should they be followed up??

  • By busymumofthree · New reply July 6, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I am a 41 year old healthy and reasonably fit person. About 6 months ago I started having a sore throat and slight difficulty swallowing. My TSH was fluctuating between 0.3 and 0.6. I had symptoms of ...

Great Cardiologist for Women

  • By JDempsey · Posted June 27, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hey folks, Just wanted to sing the praises of my cardiologist, Dr. Lowell Gerber. He's incredible - spends a lot of time, listens well, educates, keeps up with the research, and isn't beholden to what's ...

Referral To Urologist

  • By purple66 · New reply June 14, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I recently had some blood visible in my urine so off to the doctor I went again - urinalysis showed indeed there was blood present (hematuria) but no protein, casts, sugar, etc......and when sent out ...

Blood Clots

  • By ToomanyBubbles · New reply June 1, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Does anyone know what causes blood clots? Is it hereditary? Or from aging? Or menopause? Or lifestyle? Is there anyway to keep from getting them besides Plavix or blood thinners ...

Different opinion

  • By Kives · New reply May 25, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Ok. I don't get it. How do I have 2 different doctors in the same practice tell me two totally different things?? The 1st doc says that any chest pain is most likely a vasospasm and Norvasc is the best ...

To All my Heart Sisters who have trouble being heard-

  • By Artista · New reply May 21, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • To our partners in the medical community- Please see us for who we are and how we present!!! - this poem is dedicated to and inspired by my heart sisters. May clarity reign and the doctors see through ...

Where to go now?

  • By mealinacup · New reply May 21, 2013
  • 29 replies
  • Hi all, My problem is no diagnosis, I have what I think are angina attacks, which start in the centre of the chest, then radiates down both arms and to the hands this usually happens mostly during exercise ...

potassium level drop

  • By musiclover · New reply May 15, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Was tired as usual yesterday but no more so, and having typical aching in my chest for mild. In the evening I watching a movie with a girlfriend and she asked me if it was too stressful (about a tsumani ...

Is This Common?

  • By purple66 · New reply May 11, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • As I am being evaluated for bariactric surgery we have been going over my medical history which after aortic valve replacement surgery in 2009 has been rather extensive. One of the things listed was "intermittent ...

Chest pain due to muscle strain?

  • By CinciTina · New reply May 9, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Over the past year, I have had 3 EKG's and other tests (MRI, x-ray, etc) all coming up normal, yet I'm still having chest pains. The pain is in my left breast, left shoulder, down my left side, and I ...

Cardiomyopathy w/EF of 15% at age 32

  • By smshelby · New reply April 22, 2013
  • 25 replies
  • Hi. I've been reading this post all day. Today my daughter age 32 had a cardiac cath. A little history first, she has had several months of "panic attacks, gradual excertional dyspnea and most recently ...

Looking for cardiologist in Shreveport for MVD & Printzmetal's

  • By jswrn03 · New reply April 21, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Please, if anyone knows of a cardiologists who is exp with MVD or Printzmetal's can you respond? My insurance does not cover any of the Dr.'s from St. Luke's in Houston, I could go to Dallas if that is ...

Can't wait to grow up ...

  • By ChristieB · New reply April 4, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • Well hello girls, it has been a long time since I had a post of my own. It was a very eventful past seven month. Good portion in and out of ICU being told anywhere from, I must have Epilsey to I am a ...

Women cardiologist?

  • By Janie1960 · New reply March 23, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hi, I'm fairly new to this site but so far I really like it and have learned some things! I had my 6 week check with my cardiologist after being on Lisinopril and Coreg for the first time because my ejection ...

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