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  • 22 hours ago

    ICD

    Any folks who have or had heart issues mind giving me tips about getting an ICD? I have congestive heart failure and my EF is 32 right now. My doc has now broached the subject and while I've done some research and know the basics, I'd like to know the good, the bad, and the ugly of people's personal experience. TIA.
  • 3 days ago

    I'm still alive after 2 heart attacks!

    Let me give you a brief rundown on what happened. Im 36.. Went to help my friend at his work. After a few hours we took a short break. I stood up said " Oh Sh#* ! " fell backwards and smashed my head HARD on the concrete ground. My friend called 911 and attempted to give me CPR.. When the paramedics came.. My friend said they were hitting my chest like they were silver back gorillas! Apparently I had another heart attack before arriving at the hospital. ( so that's 2 heart attcks )....
  • 12 days ago

    Constant chest pain

    I woke up on monday 25th of november at noon experiencing an achy feeling in my chest, my left side to be exact. I didn’t do anything to cause it, that I know of. I didn’t think much of it and went out. I forgot about the pain, atleast didn’t think so much about it for the 20 minutes I was outside. Fast forward the next day I woke up in pain again, didn’t think much of it and went a head to do my usual routine, I eat some food, brush my teeth then go sit by the computer. During the time I was at....
  • 15 days ago

    Heartbeat rate and stress

    For the past two to three months have been scared about myself stressed up and heart beat spikes everytime and i feel weird mostly so i don't know if it's depression or stress Again i have this problem with erection.... i can't erect more than 5mins the way i did before whats wrong with me
  • 16 days ago

    irregular heart rate

    18 year old granddaughter has an irregular heart rate. It can fluctuate from 44bpm to 184bpm. She experiences pain and a tightness in her chest at the lower levels especially. She was in USN Boot Camp when she was sent home to be checked out. It's taking as long time to get an appointment with a doctor. I am wondering just how serious this is. Thank you in advance for your comments.
  • 17 days ago

    Heart Rate drops suddenly at night

    I am 54, Male, a bit overweight, desk job, well-managed hypertension. I use sleepmatic and an apple watch to monitor my sleep. I don't have any specific symptoms, but I noticed that occasionally, my sleeping heart rate will drop from where it normally is, between 75-60, down to 40-42. It's only happened a few times in the last 3-4 weeks. It only lasts for a few minutes. I don't notice it... it doesn't wake me up or anything. It -could- actually be a problem in the watch, but I can't....
  • 23 days ago

    What's Your Heart Story?

    Understanding the risks and causes of cardiovascular disease can help you prevent the onset of a heart-related illness and live a longer, more active life. Today, let's focus on heart failure. Nearly 6 million Americans are living with heart failure, a condition when your heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen to your muscles and organs. Even though heart failure is common in the US, there are things you can do to prevent it, and ways to live an active and happy life if you are currently....
  • GERD/ANXIETY/HEART ATTACK???

    Can someone please help me? I really don't want to go to the ER here and waste hours at our local band aid facility to find out that I have anxiety or Gerd. But I have been having severe pains in the center of my chest and upper back since broad daylight this morning. The pain comes and goes. It lasts for about 10 to 15 min then goes away. I never know when it will come back. Could be hours or minutes. Seems to be getting more frequent now. The pain is so severe I can't even breath. I feel....
  • 26 days ago

    Impact of Consumer-Driven Insurance

    Introduction Public assistance, whether state of federal was created with the intentions of providing access to healthcare to those who will have a difficult time finding private insurance outside of their employer. Throughout the years there have been plenty of abuse in unnecessary hospital visits, or visits to the hospital or doctor’s office for miniscule health concerns. To combat these types of visits, the United States have implemented a law called the Consumer-Driven health plan. Thomas Beaton....
  • 27 days ago

    Heart palpitations and air burping

    I am according to my Dr. a very healthy, 6 2 150 lb, 47 year old male. Although he says my arms and legs (36 in inseam) are a little long and my heart has to work hard to get the blood out to them, little else is wrong with me, but maybe some mild asthma and allergies. So he says I may have some kind of heart thing where it skips a beat or whatever, can't recall the name (right?) but he said probably nothing to worry about but I can do an echo if I want. He said it would probably just make me....