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  • 54 minutes ago

    Dietary needs after release from hospital with heart failure.

    My sister-in-law was just released from the hospital after a weeks stay. She has been diagnosed with heart failure. While in the hospital an MRI showed she had had a heart attack at sometime in the past but the cardiologist was unable to determine how long ago. The MRI also showed she has been having TIA's, six of them to be exact. She also has a clot in her heart and a blockage that is causing her heart to only be able to pump 10% blood volume. They can't do any surgery to fix the blockage....
  • 2 hours ago

    grapefruit and statin drugs

    is a natural grapefruit less dangerous or more dangerous when using statin drugs as compared to a glass of grapefruit juice. dmbbmartin
  • 18 hours ago

    Brain dead but heart keeps beating after cardiac arrest?

    Last week, my Mom suffered cardiac arrest. She was 53 years old. Paramedics resuscitated her after 45 minutes. The hospital cooled and rewarmed her body to try and eliminate brain damage on the chance that she'd wake up (2/3 doctors I spoke to said survival was minimal). After the cooling, rewarming, and sedation wore off, my Mom never woke up. An EEG picked up seizures but was otherwise unresponsive. She was taken off life support and moved to hospice. She died 3 days later. If my Mom was considerably....
  • 2 days ago

    Heart rate jumps when I stand up.

    My heart goes from 70s to 110 as soon as I stand up. Because of this I stay in the bed for the last week. I had a mri I think its called to check my heart and other things. Nothing came back. I had my blood tested checking heart and nothing came back. A xray and nothing came back. Any help?
  • Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue, that beats (article)

    Very interesting read. CardioStar* WebMD member (since 8/99)
  • 13 days ago

    Anxiety, Stress, or Heart Issues?

    I am 27 years old and feel (not physically) strange posting a question like this. In Oct of 2016 I had my very first panic attack but initially thought it was heart related. Had used chewing tobacco for the longest time and thought it was the end of me when I had a chest muscle twitch. I checked myself in to the ER a few days later and followed up with a cardiologist the following week and again 2 months later for a stress test. Took me 15 min to get my heart rate up to 164 BPM on the stress test....
  • 4 days ago

    Could we have done something? (cardiac arrest or pulmonary embolism)

    My mother-in-law died next last week. She was 68 and sitting next to me in the backseat of the car, on the way to a special dinner with the whole family. She was laughing and talking, and had been active with no mention of pain or symptoms just moments before. She obviously started to notice that something was wrong, asked that the car be pulled over, and asked for some water. She said 'my heart', tried to take a sip of water, couldn't and then said 'my heart' again before she....
  • 4 days ago

    What treatment/ lifestyle to be followed?

    My mother is 55 years old. She had been diagnosed with hypertension, Rheumatic heart disease, severe mitral regurgitation, atrial fibrillation, LV dysfunction (EF 30%) with Normal CAG. She had suffered an incidence of heart failure last month and was diagnosed as AF with fast ventricular rate and reverted to NSR by DC shock. She has undergone Mitral Valve Replacement (Mechanical Valve) through Key Hole Surgery 10 days back. Her ECHO at discharge read : "PHV seen in Mitral Position, Mean PG 9mm....
  • 5 days ago


    My daughter aged 24 years has VSD, which is known to us just before 4 months. She is working in a weed clinic and working hard. She has light regular pain pain in back of neck and shoulder. What should i do? Is doing job harmful for her? What about her marriage? She is unmarried.
  • 6 days ago

    high Blood Pressure

    I have had this for 15 yrs its normally very high and I feel fine I have been to countless doctor's who all feel they can get it normal. I'm given countless pills to take and when I do take them I feel tried lifeless and no real need to do anything. The numbers do move when I take the pills but not enough to make a difference. So because I feel so bad I stop taking them which in a few days I am feeling fine again. I have no signs of high blood pressure only numbers on machine I have no problem....