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  • 4 months ago

    AFIB, breathing issues, chronic cough and severe fatigue.

    So I am writing this on here as a last ditch effort to find some sort of resolution and help for what my mom has been going through.... I have Googled, asked everyone I know including a few nurses and her doctors, I have even read medical books! Since she has had both heart issues and breathing issues, I figured Heart Health was the appropriate place to post this. To start with, she will be 62 in September and has for the most part been in perfect health her entire life. Her immune system is a ROCK....
  • 9 months ago

    Fluttering heart

    I have been having fluttering of my heart for the last 9months. I had 2 stress tests done with the result of PVC. The cardiologist says there is nothing physically wrong with your heart. You only have condition whatever you have skipped heartbeats causing the fluttering. It should only lasts a few seconds. But sometimes it feels like I am about to pass out. Sometimes my heart is pounding so hard I think I am about to die. Sometimes lasts for more than 2 minutes. He then says maybe it’s something....
  • 9 months ago

    Could Too Much 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for You?

    When it comes to protecting one's heart, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol -- or HDL -- has long had a reputation of being the "good" cholesterol, compared to the "bad" cholesterol -- LDL (low-density lipoprotein). But new research suggests that there could be too much of a "good" thing. Read more:
  • 10 months ago

    Weird feeling heart, not sure what to do.

    Hi there. I am just asking if this would be a situation to go into the doctor about or what I should do. A little background is that both of my parents have atrial fibrillation, not sure if this is the same thing. A little bit a go I was just sitting on the couch and felt my heart racing like crazy and I felt a little off, so I checked my pulse and it was 125 and I thought that was odd so I took a drink of water and then started to feel light headed and weird and checked my pulse again and it was....
  • 10 months ago

    Heartbeat skips?

    I am 39 male ever since a leg fracture almost 2 years ago i have been on a drug called metoprolol tartrate 25 mg every 7-8 hours cause during my fracture time at hospital they said my heart rate was high around 100-120 resting in bed this slowed my rate down to 60-70 resting but last couple months i have been getting what feels like heart stops for a sec first time it happened i had huge anxiety for a week and more stops i had a 24 hour holter but unfortunately one didnt happen that day but he assured....
  • 10 months ago

    How to Stop an AFib Episode

    Some episodes of AFib can come and go on their own. Sometimes, you may be able to take steps to help ease symptoms or stop an episode when it starts. Here are 6 ways to stop an AFib attack: .
  • 11 months ago

    What stent should be used

    Husband has chronic kidney disease along with many other problems. He had a stent put in a month ago and now is taking Brilinta. He is now needing to get tubes in for dialysis along with having a scope put down his throat to collect samples for biopsy. Problem is they say he can't stop the Brilinta and they won't do anything else until X amount of time down the road. The Dr had mentioned he would have done something other than the stent they had used if he had known about the other issues....
  • over 1 year ago

    13 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Could you eat your way to lower blood pressure? These food picks can help you do just that:
  • over 1 year 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....
  • over 1 year ago

    How to Protect Your Heart in the Heat

    Here’s what you need to know to keep you safe when the temperature starts to climb: