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Heart Failure

  • By Jean16 · Posted August 11, 2007
  • Journal entry · 13 replies
  • Today I was thinking about my diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure. For the first time in years, I recalled that I found out I had CHF, not from the doctor who diagnosed it, but from seeing some abbreviations ...

Heart Failure Vs Heart Disease

  • By DebbieT · Posted October 9, 2007
  • Journal entry · 10 replies
  • I read an article on todays opening page about a woman being diagnosed with heart failure: CHF.....I thought that failure means you have already had your heart go down such as what happened to me and ...

heart failure

  • By suncloud · Posted July 6, 2013
  • Journal entry · 12 replies
  • Has anyone been diagnosed with heart failure? I am a mystery apparently to my doctor and others at the surgery. I have pitting edema, a massive massive swollen tummy, am exhausted all the time amongst ...

heart failure

  • By Shanatrip · Posted April 22, 2013
  • Journal entry · 6 replies
  • Well, it turns out I was not having panick attacks. I am in heart failure. Found out 3 weeks ago. Heart cath found no blockages. My pacemaker may be the culprit ...

Fighting Congestive Heart Failure

  • By Jay1318 · Posted December 9, 2011
  • Discussion in Mended Hearts · 40 replies
  • Hi everyone, i've posted here before and wanted to bring up a new topic regarding congestive heart failure. I was diagnosed 3 months ago with CHF at 40 years old. I was put on several meds and wore a ...

Stage 3 heart failure to no heart failure?

  • By Kimmydeene · Posted June 7, 2013
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 9 replies
  • I was diagnosed with stage 3 heart failure June 2010, I then had a pacemaker/defibrillator put in. My heart is now pacing at a normal rate. The cardiologist told me I no longer have heart failure. I am ...

Cardiomyopathy - Congestive Heart Failure

  • By PamAsh · Posted May 23, 2012
  • Journal entry · 19 replies
  • I was recently diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, Class 4 Congestive Heart Failure in March. I'm a 55 year old female, who has never been sick. When I went to the hospital they thought I had a massive heart ...

Getting ICD for Heart failure - how worried should I be?

  • By sonia_66 · Posted October 30, 2009
  • Discussion in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association · 15 replies
  • Does anyone else have heart failure? I have been diagnosed and have fears of reaching end-stage heart failure. My medical history includes TIA 1999. History of palpitations since then also. Hypertension ...

functional gains follow correction of iron deficiency in heart failure

  • By martzj · Posted November 17, 2009
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 6 replies
  • FAIR-HF: Symptom improvement, functional gains follow correction of iron deficiency in heart failure November 17, 2009 | Steve Stiles Orlando, FL - Patients with systolic heart failure and iron deficiency ...

Congestive Heart Failure

  • By Janie1960 · Posted September 15, 2013
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 19 replies
  • Hi! I went to a CHF clinic here at our hospital to get educated on how to stay out of CHF. I have an EF of 46 and am taking CoregCR, 10 mg and Lisinopril, 10mg. My echo in November of 2012 was EF of 45 ...

Gene Therapy to Reverse Heart Failure Ready for Clinical Trials

  • By MaryLG · Posted July 21, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 11 replies
  • 1/07/110720142116.htm (load link to read full story) Gene Therapy to Reverse Heart Failure Ready for Clinical Trials; Therapeutic Effectiveness and Safety of 'Next ...

Anybody use CO Q10 to treat heart failure?

  • By Katie1983 · Posted March 26, 2014
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 59 replies
  • Anybody else who has Cardiomyopathy or Heart failure take CO Q10 in addition to your meds? If so any good results on heart function? I've read a lot online about the benefits of Coenzyme Q10 and it seems ...

heart failure

  • By abjeffs · Posted March 31, 2011
  • Discussion in Scleroderma Foundation · 14 replies
  • Hi everyone, I went to have an exercise heart cath because my pulmo suspected exercise induced PAH, but my pressures were high at rest, with a high wedge pressure, so I was diagnosed with mild heart failure ...

Lung Cancer/Heart Failure

  • By spike47 · Posted January 5, 2010
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 11 replies
  • Does anyone have experience with heart failure and lung cancer diagnosis/treatment? Which is more critical ...

Do I have mild heart failure?? Need your expertise!!

  • By mernie · Posted January 28, 2011
  • Discussion in Mended Hearts · 2 replies
  • Hi everyone. I wonder if you could give me some clarity. I usually post to the diabetes/vascular groups as I have both. Last month my diabetic doctor sent me to the cardiologist because I had swollen ...

Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure

  • By maryv49 · Posted July 2, 2011
  • Discussion in Scleroderma Foundation · 6 replies
  • My new diagnosis. .by Marylee Vogt on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 8:24pm.Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure What are diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure? The heart squeezes ...

Congestive Heart Failure

  • By JAB1986 · Posted September 10, 2012
  • Discussion in Mended Hearts · 38 replies
  • Looking for someone who also has congestive heart failure to talk to for support. Maybe we can lean on each other and be there for each as friends ...

A better name for heart failure?

  • By justjayne88 · Posted February 24, 2013
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 12 replies
  • I have noticed that many people feel strongly that they do not like the words "heart failure" and I guess it does have an underlying connotation of not succeeding. I must admit that when I first was told ...

heart failure treatments

  • By melisue · Posted April 3, 2008
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 6 replies
  • Hi all I am having problems with heart failure again. I am also working with my 4th cardiologist in a year. This time, my old cardio was uncomfortable with my condition and sent me to someone who has ...

Had to hear from my insurance company that I have heart failure

  • By qatester2005 · Posted August 19, 2008
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 9 replies
  • I just got a call from my insurance company asking how I was feeling since I was told that I have heart failure at such a young age. WHAT!? I was not told this (by the way I got this call while at work ...

Anemia Complicates Heart Failure, Should Be New Focus

  • By martzj · Posted March 3, 2009
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 6 replies
  • ScienceDaily (June 6, 2002) — CHAPEL HILL -- 2/06/020606073701.htm Anemia, a condition arising when the blood contains too few red cells and hence not enough of ...

Heart Failure Specialist

  • By cajngrl · Posted February 20, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 5 replies
  • Hi Ladies, just wondering if any of you have sought out to seeing a "heart failure" specialist during your treatment? I am not symptomatic as of yet but was just wondering if I should proactively seek ...

Congestive Heart Failure

  • By TRICIA54 · Posted January 20, 2012
  • Discussion in Scleroderma Foundation · 14 replies
  • I went to my cardiac specialist today. I have congestive heart failure and am not feeling well. Extreme shortness of breath, cannot even walk a block. This is in addition to a number of scleroderma symptons ...

IPF / Congested heart failure

  • By hummingbird55 · Posted August 22, 2013
  • Journal entry · 5 replies
  • Seems like since I was diagnosed with the IPF , I have had more illness than ever can't seem to catch a break . Just got out of hospital diagnosed with congested heart failure .I retain fluid have to ...

The Congestive Part of Heart Failure

  • By marialegatt · Posted October 1, 2007
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 8 replies
  • Hi everyone, I need some help. One of the major symptoms of my heart failure (besides not being able to exhert myself) is that my abdomen gets extremely bloated and painful. It has taken the docs a long ...

African-American gene prolongs life after heart failure

  • By martzj · Posted January 9, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 4 replies
  • This informative link was posted by 'brebre' under the topic "I am vindicated'. Important for the general public to see this research with astounding import. "Many (40%) African-Americans have a gene ...

stopping progression of heart failure

  • By jane_doe · Posted February 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Mended Hearts · 9 replies
  • Just out of curiosity, can you stop the progression of heart failure if you treat the underlying condition like high blood pressure or coronary heart disease? Or will it just slow it down? Also, can you ...

congestive heart failure and fatigue

  • By shamal · Posted September 19, 2010
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 12 replies
  • Have any of you out there experienced these symptoms? I have congetive heart failure as a result of a hereditary genetic arrythmia condition. The ejection fraction will go down in the 30's and 40's, then ...

Still kicking atfter 19.5 years heart failure, etc

  • By mattiesilver · Posted August 10, 2006
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 16 replies
  • Hello from Costa Mesa, California! I am Mattie. I am single, age 58 Pacific Islander. I had a very successful paralegal career. Yet,I am a survivor of 19.5 years of heart disease. I am excited about life ...

What tests diagnose heart failure?

  • By KelsBels · Posted December 14, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 5 replies
  • Hi, does anyone know what tests are best to diagnose heart failure? Is it a bnp test and Doppler echo? Also, is it the same tests to diagnose both systolic and diastolic ...

statin drugs and link to cardiomyopathy/congestive heart failure

  • By shamal · Posted May 26, 2012
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 49 replies
  • I was recently told again by my docs to "lower my cholesterol" by taking a statin drug.I refused. Here is after study and several class action lawsuits have linked the use of statin drugs (Crestor,Zocor ...

kidney pain with heart me please...

  • By YoureNeverTooYoung · Posted November 4, 2013
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 13 replies
  • I have been in heart failure for almost eight years now. Over the past year, my kidneys hurt, I fèel nauseous on and off and recently I feel like I am bloated, can't breathe, and am in a fog. I have been ...

Congestive Heart Failure Risk in Breast Cancer Higher with Avastin

  • By Blondie4life · Posted January 6, 2011
  • Discussion in Advanced Breast Cancer · 4 replies
  • In the Journal of Clinical Oncology, they published the first comprehensive report to show that Avastin is associated with an increased risk of significant heart failure in patients with breast cancer ...

patients with both systolic and dystolic congestive heart failure

  • By shamal · Posted May 2, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 7 replies
  • Have any of you been diagnosed (as I just was) with BOTH systolic and dystolic heart failure? If so-what have been your experiences and treatments. I have normal ejection fraction but understand one can ...

Heart Failure, Weak Bones Often Go Together, Study Finds

  • By KMFDallas · Posted May 11, 2011
  • Discussion in National Osteoporosis Foundation · 9 replies
  • Osteoporosis is often undiagnosed and untreated in elderly heart failure patients, a new study finds. Canadian researchers looked at 623 heart failure patients, average age 69, and found that 12 percent ...

Heart failure

  • By Honeybee8 · Posted November 29, 2011
  • Discussion in Scleroderma Foundation · 5 replies
  • Has anyone got heart failure? My daughter's heart has been affected by scleroderma. I am extremely worried ...

Mom in Heart failure??...Man im paranoid..

  • By Jennarose · Posted May 25, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 16 replies
  • My mom has all the signs of heart failure.. Swollen legs/feet .. High heart rate.. Shortness of breath... Coughing.... The just did an echo last week would this show if she was in heart failure? I'm paranoid ...

Diastolic dysfunction or diastolic heart failure from Sarcodosis

  • By cherylsgpad · Posted March 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Stop Sarcoidosis · 15 replies
  • Does anyone else have either Diastolic dysfuncrion or Diastolic heart failure from our Sarcod? Been having more and more problems with shortness of breath with mild activity. Which prompted an echo. Which ...

Heart Failure at 45

  • By WomenHeart · Posted May 12, 2006
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 4 replies
  • **Originally posted by user conni5 06/21/2005 : 10:10:14 ** Hi, I am a 45 year old, mother of three teenagers with class 2 heart failure. I am wondering how common this is and if there are any other women ...

Back in heart failure?

  • By melisue · Posted August 27, 2007
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 6 replies
  • Hi friends, Please say a little prayer for me because I am afraid that I am back in heart failure. I have been having mild symptoms since I got out of the hospital in early August. I have an appointment ...

Heart Failure, Osteoporosis Go 'Hand-in-Hand': Researchers

  • By KMFDallas · Posted February 8, 2012
  • Discussion in National Osteoporosis Foundation · 3 replies
  • Not what I wanted to hear! Heart failure is linked to thinning of the bones and an increased risk of fractures, a new study indicates. fullstory_121663.html ...

Meet new friends with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and left heart failure

  • By 4blessings4me · Posted March 14, 2014
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 8 replies
  • I would love to meet new friends that are dealing with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left sided heart failure. How nice it will be to share similar situations/stories with someone like me ...

Heart Failure after E?

  • By vidhya · Posted October 20, 2011
  • Discussion in Encephalitis Global · 8 replies
  • Guys, Last week my mom has been diagnoised for Heart Failure (LV). She is now under medication and back to normal. Is anyone aware or have known that E infection can lead to heart failure? Vidhya ...


  • By ljcphillips · Posted June 28, 2013
  • Discussion in Mended Hearts · 4 replies
  • My father just had 3 bypasses. He actually needed 5 but they could only find 3 good veins to use but doctor says he has good blood flow to all parts of heart. He also had to have the artery in the left ...

heart failure

  • By CHUNKY2011 · Posted March 28, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 2 replies
  • I have been heart failure ,hypothrodism how can I lose weight ...

My father has congestive heart failure what to expect?

  • By MDAL · Posted November 8, 2011
  • Discussion in Mended Hearts · 6 replies
  • Hello everyone, I am new to this group and website. I hope everyone is doing well. My father was newly diagnosed with cogestive heart failure. The symptoms he is showing at the moment is swollen feet ...

Hypoxia, Congestive heart failure

  • By lcrobinson · Posted February 20, 2013
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 9 replies
  • Has anyone had hypoxia because of heart failure? My body twitches and as a result, I can't move my legs for an hour or so after an attack. Seems like all by body is convulsing. I lose bowel and bladder ...

From rehab back in the hospital - congestive heart failure

  • By Courtneycj · Posted August 5, 2013
  • Discussion in Heart Bypass Surgery · 2 replies
  • Your comments were so helpful last time, I wanted to go back to this great forum. My dad had a valve repaired, one replaced, and a bypass. Prior to surgery, he had minimal congestive heart failure and ...

High fat diet may be best for heart failure patients, finds stud

  • By brebre · Posted May 4, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 12 replies
  • Now this is interesting!! diet-may-be-best-heart-failure-patients- finds-study Bre ...

High fat diet may be best for heart failure patients

  • By Allheart · Posted May 14, 2011
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 9 replies
  • Just when I think I'm eating best for my heart disease, low fat/low sodium, I see this ... What? diet-may-be-best-heart-failure-patients- finds-study?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4dce6f6df ...

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