• 7 months ago

    Hypertension reduced

    I recently suffered a heart attack. I have a family history so I have been fighting most of my adult life to prevent a MI from happening but I failed. After being released from hospital with 4 stents (no damage to heart which was attributed to my exercise routine) I chose to go after the high blood pressure that I could not lower even with meds. My overall BP has lowered to the safe range of 115/65. It was diet and exercise (imagine that), but I have really cut down on sodium intake and lost weight while eating much healthier. I do not know if I could have done the work if I had not had the heart attack. The AFIB occurred during the heart attack so I have been prescribed meds to help prevent another episode from occurring. I wish I would have heeded al the advice that had been given to me all of the years and maybe I could have prevented the MI.

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  • 7 months ago

    RE: Hypertension reduced

    "I recently suffered a heart attack." / "After being released from hospital with 4 stents (no damage to heart which was attributed to my exercise routine)."

    Congrats, if you had no heart damage then you did not actually have a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) as that would actually cause some degree of heart damage to occur.

    Take care.