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  • 7 days ago

    New - Scary - Heart Issues

    I have lived with Mitral Valve Prolapse all of my life - finally received an official diagnosis at 18 with an echo. The last week I have noticed a change in the strength of my pulse rate. It seems weaker, but still according to my at home blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter - my pulse is anywhere from 65-85 resting - standing up walking around it can get up to 120. My oxygen always stays between 95 and 97. I feel weaker, fuzzy headed, no energy the last week. I was taking a half of one of my....
  • 9 days ago

    Breathing Pain

    I am a 20 year old woman. I dont smoke or drink. I try to exercise everyday or every other day. I live a somewhat stressfull life. For the past few months, probably it began 10 months ago, I've been feeling these sharp chest pains. I generally feel it on my lungs, more on the left side but it alternates. It happens at random and it can last from 2 seconds up to 5 minutes. In that moment each time I take a breathe its painful, but then it disappears as if nothing happened. At first I would ignore....
  • 12 days ago

    Proximal and mid LAD stents

    Hello, first time posting here. I'm looking for some support on my recent heart health issues. I'm a 43 y/o male nonsmoker. I have significant family history of poor heart health on my mothers side. I won't go into all of the specifics unless to keep this as short as possible. Here's my story: Around the first of this year I noticed some occasional dull achy chest pain. Was very sporadic and could happen at any time. This eventually became more and more frequent. In March I was sitting....
  • 19 days ago

    Weird breathing/ heart pain

    Whenever I get up my heart just races like it coming out of my chest. While breathing it hurts a little as well. It's super annoying when you're trying to get sleep but CANT!! I keep waking up from irregular breathing and irregular heart beat.
  • 20 days 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:
  • 1 month ago

    Rapid heart rate/chest pain

    I’m a 18 year old female and for the last 3 years I have suffered going through short instances where I have very rapid heart rate, dizziness and lightheadedness, and very bad chest pain. I’ve been to one cardiologist that did a x-Ray, nothing showed. She put me on a portable heart monitor I wore for two months, it could not catch one of my spells. Sometimes I can go months in between having one. Some people have self proclaimed it as anxiety but I have just recently gotten off of lexapro and have....
  • 1 month ago

    Minor apical lateral reversibility

    Hi, I was suffering chest pains which I thought might be prinzmetals angina because the pain usually came on when I was at rest. But I was tested for angina. I was then sent to the nuclear department where they gave me an ECG at rest and after a drug to exercise my heart. I also had a CT scan. The consultant wrote that I had "Minor apical lateral reversibility of doubtful clinical significance with no evidence of widespread disease." He then discharged me. Could someone please explain what....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Family member with extremely high cholesterol and triglycerides cannot take conventional meds. Need natural alternatives.

    Hello, I'm writing regarding my mother's recent lab results. She has always had high cholesterol levels, but as time progresses her levels continue to increase. She has tried every cholesterol lowering medication on the market, aside from injections. We have had appointments with multiple cardiologists, but ultimately nothing changes. The last cardiologist did tests to rule out peripheral artery disease, because he suspected this was going on in her legs. The test came back negative, but....
  • 1 month ago

    70 year old heart patient

    Last summer I went fishing in lake Loughborough with my family. You must know my dad 70 years old heart patient and fishing was the only thing he loved to do besides watching soccer. We stayed in a cottage rental in Kingston. ( ) We had a fun time fishing all afternoon. But after some time, he didn't feel so good and started vomiting. We reached back to the shore soon and went to a hospital. Doc said it was only motion sickness and he was all fine. But the thing....