Young survivors

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



  • By dklady2001 · New reply August 9, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • Looking for some information about MVP. My middle daughter just recently found out she has this. Wish it could have been me instead. She found out a year ago and is fixing to go for a stress test and ...

Looking for a GOOD Cardiologist

  • By VeeCee · New reply August 7, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • Hello, I am 51 yrs old and have been recently diagnosed with advanced microvascular coronary heart disease. The problem is a I need a decent Cardiologist who is either in Spokane, or Couer d Alene or ...

CHF by way of Breast Cancer

  • By ginga418 · New reply August 4, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • In June ‘09 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had a mastectomy, 6 rounds of chemo and radiation. At the end of my treatment in April ’10 I was diagnosed with CHF from the chemo drug Adriamycin. I ...

Prinzmetal's in young children

  • By Trissie · New reply July 31, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • I have had Prinzmetal's for many years, but the worst was when my daughter was diagnosed with it too. Now even worse is the fact that 2 of my grandchildren have it too. The girl is now in her twenties ...

Does anyone know more about a PFO

  • By Second-Chance · New reply July 17, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • I am 41 and 4 months ago I had a mini stroke, caused by a PFO. I ended up with open heart surgery because the whole/flap in my heart was size of my thumb. It has been a crazy recovery, but now I am feeling ...

hoping I find others in my situation

  • By karenlovesher4 · New reply July 11, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • Hi! i'm Karen. I am 29 and had a heart attack last August at 28 years old. I'm a mother of four, ages 11,8,8, and 6. I did have high bp and pre-eclampsia with my pregnancies and 1/2 of my twins was born ...

Sternum pressure.

  • By TJP123 · New reply July 9, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • I am 49 years old and just had an emergency triple bypass (CABG) 8 weeks ago. I have alot of pressure still across my chest, kind of like someone is bear hugging, I just wondered if anyone else experienced ...


  • By pphockeygirl · New reply June 13, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • Hello I'm new to this group. I'm 39 from Maine. I was born with congenital heart defects at birth do to agent organe. I have had a VSD repair, SVT, Sub aortic stenosis, CHF, and in regular heart beats ...

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  • By DCMandexpecting · New reply April 29, 2012
  • 20 replies
  • I'm 28 years old and entering my 3rd trimester of pregnancy. I was diagnosed with DCM last week. I am now on bedrest, and even with meds my symptoms are worsening. My initial dosages are 6.25mg Coreg ...

It just happened...I feel like I know nothing about my stent...

  • By RavensHeart45 · New reply March 27, 2012
  • 15 replies
  • Hi~ I just had my stent after a heart attack on December 6, 2011. I am on Effient, Crestor and some other meds for high blood pressure, plus an aspirin. I have not seen my doctor because the appointment ...


  • By skhania · New reply March 23, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • does asthma have any thing to do with angina ...

Cardiomyopothy being induced to have a baby Tuesday :/

  • By Youngmumma · New reply March 15, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • Ok I have written here before and the responses calmed My fears and made me have a brighter out look is it normal to constantly feel doomed I'm about to have my second child in 3 days and I'm worried ...

Chest/Jaw Pains after ATTACKED by a Cat?!!

  • By melodymom · New reply February 22, 2012
  • 15 replies
  • Last Thursday, I was holding my son's cat in my car, while he had gone into his house. He said I should probably hold her to keep her calm. Well, I was holding her, petting her and talking to her, when ...

No understanding

  • By Smith_Tiffany · New reply February 21, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • I don't understand why women 30 and over are not able to get check for heart disease. Unless “what” u pass out?? I been having chest pain and my heart is always racing every time I walk, lay down, or ...


  • By JaraHerron · New reply February 20, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • Hello, I have just joined this site. I am 39 and on Sept. 28 I had a massive SCAD heart attack. I had given birth to my 6th child 10 days before. It was so unexpected. My LAD pretty much ripped...resulting ...

achy heart or no?

  • By redpilot · New reply February 20, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • I had stents a year and 1/2 ago, all has been good, but recently I have had a achy chest at times. I have not had chest pain as I had prior to my stents, but it still makes me worry. How much pain is ...

Confused and Frusterated!!!!

  • By michele84 · New reply February 18, 2012
  • 11 replies
  • I posted previously regarding my condition. I have dilated cardiomypathy with an ej level of 24%. I found this out last month after feeling really weak and dizzy and deciding to go to the er. I recieved ...

Wire Removal

  • By cpcrisman · New reply February 14, 2012
  • 31 replies
  • I have lost about 50+ pounds since my by-pass due to SCAD nearly 4 years ago. Because of the weight loss my top two sternal wires can be seen and will at times get irritated if they are "bumped". Has ...

ICD Concern

  • By JennyC4368 · New reply February 8, 2012
  • 18 replies
  • I had an ICD Bi-V Pacemaker on 12/29/11. I have done really well with the procedure. I am anxiety about every little thing. I'm not sure if this is normal or not. For a while, I've been healing fine ...

Weight loss & ICD/Pacemaker

  • By JennyC4368 · Posted February 7, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Has anyone lost significant weight after having an ICD/Bi-V Pacemaker implantation? If so, were there any changes that had to be made to your ICD/Pacemaker? Thanks ...

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