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  • 7 days ago


    I have been taking provastitin now for 6 weeks ,2 weeks into the treatment I started experiencing what I believed to be gallbladder, gas symptoms as it progressed my chest began to hurt. I stopped taking the provastitin as I seen that a severe side effect is chest pain. The first night of not taking it ,I did not have any problems, as for last night I had severe chest pains and also believe I had a seizure, this morning I also had severe chest pains and shortness of breath, I am 43 years old could....
  • 7 days ago

    Ankle Brachial Index of 1.48 or 1.25 Normal or not?

    I had a Ankle Brachial Index of 1.48 for the left and 1.53 for the right (that was called abnormal). I retook the test plus got on a treadmill and got 1.29 and 1.25 for the right (this was called normal). How concern should I be? Do I have PAD?
  • 10 days ago

    Low Pulse=Low Blood Pressure?

    I'm an 18 yo male with no known health history other than severe anxiety. My BP is always high recently at the doc and he attributes it to anxiety. I now take a beta blocker for anxiety, and my resting HR is around 60. Would this also mean that my BP is low/normal if the medicine brings my pulse down to 60?
  • 10 days ago

    Safety of Maxzide vs Lasix , combo with Valsartan and Guanfacine

    Does anyone here take either Maxzide or Lasix with Valsartan? I recently was put on Maxzide 25 mg. and take Valsartan 160 mg. and Guanfacine 1/2 gram daily. The maxzide from my primary and the Lasix from my cardiologist. Of course I only take the one water pill--Maxzide--and only 1/2 of it since that works to get water out and swelling down. However, due to spurts of very high b/p my cardiologist has been trying different meds and finally the Guanfacine is working. I just checked and found....
  • 15 days ago

    Unable to use legs after open heart surgery

    My husband had a double bypass on his heart. After the surgery they could not find a pulse in his right foot and a faint one in his left one. So they went back in after 8 hours and stented both legs. As a result of not having a pulse in the right leg for over 8 hours he no longer has use of it. Some of the feeling and movement has come back to the top of his leg but nothing below the knee. Has anyone else gone through this and how long was your recovery? It is almost 6 months for him. The doctors....
  • 18 days ago

    What is my prognosis with CAD,CHF,PVD and emphysema

    I have significant coronary heart disease that began at age 50. 4 stents and angioplasties. Also have severe peripheral vascular disease in both legs, requiring 7 stents and angioplasties and still have two blockages that cannot be stented and are totally occluded. Also have emphysema. In the last few months, my heart beat has been very irregular, I have pitting edema in my ankles and legs along with aching pain, choking feeling in the middle of the night and extreme fatigue. A holter monitor demonstrated....
  • 18 days ago

    Post procedure

    My son was diagnosed with a PDA and had a trans catheterization procedure preformed on him.He was very active before it..Never tired or difficult issues after..I was wondering how long till he gets to play baseball.. It's all-star time baby!!!
  • 20 days ago

    PET results

    Got a PET test today and have an appt to discuss in a few weeks. In the meantime I have a copy of the results. Curious about a couple things. I have a note in the report that states The perfusion defect(s) seen at rest are unchanged in size and severity with stress. Does this mean a defect was found? There was no mention of a defect that I see other than that phrase. Also this phrase There is homogenous tracer uptake in all walls.
  • 20 days ago

    Please help I might have heart failure

    My symptoms started with a cough and itchy throat and runny nose but now I feel fatigue that comes and goes and this keeps going for a month now also I have no appetite sometimes but that could be from the anxiety I have from all this
  • 20 days ago

    TAVR Heart Procedure Issue

    my mom is 79 and is a candidate for TAVR. But, she has diabetes and once they did the PET Scan, it came back showing cancer in the pancreas, liver and adrenal glands. I know false positives can come from this situation. Because of risk factors, they are choosing not do do a biopsy. They also say the TAVR is off the table. I want the TAVR and think it will contribute to her quality of life. I think a second opinion on the cancer could show that cancer may not be there. Either way, I think the TAVR....