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  • 4 months ago

    Ashwagandha & Blood Thinner Interactions

    I have had two heart attacks, one very severe with 3 arteries 100% blocked & 4th 65% blocked. However I avoided any type of surgery. I am at a crossroad right now. I have become quite weak and tire pretty easily. My general cardiologist suggested that I take a supplement "ashwagandha' for 15 days, stop for 15 days and keep alternating. However my cardiac surgeon says that 'ashwagandha' interferes with blood thinners & thus will put me at risk. Question is "Does Ashwagandha....
  • 4 months ago

    Heart rate

    My heart rate has been erratic for months. I'm jumping from 54 BPM to 197 in a matter of minutes. It stays high for a few minutes and then drops down low. To 65. My chest hurts often and there is a hard lump. I have had a mammogram and they couldn't tell because of density. All test come back normal. I have had siezures when it jumps. The doctors say it is stress. I exercise but I'm far from an athlete. My heart rate while sleeping is mid to high 40s. Is anyone else going though this....
  • 5 months ago

    Concerns of Heart and Lung Health

    Hello, Im a 35 yr old American caucasian male who has been in and out of ERs , hospitals, Drs, Specialist and clinics my whole life. Mostly for stomach issues that have still yet to be properly diagnosed but usually thrown around between the oh so similar worlds of IBS, IBD, GERD and colitis. But changes from Dr to Dr and anytime a specialist can actually fit me in i dont usually happen to be experiencing any flares which go figure when the appointment ends up being 4 to 6 months from when i need....
  • 5 months ago

    Cardiac Advise

    My husband got his test results back and has to have angioplasty done on his right and left iliac arteries one is 85% blocked and the other is 50%. But with the same test they found he had a 75% blockage in his Right Renal Artery and his dr told us that because he is not on blood pressure medications that they weren't going to do anything about this that it was nothing to worry about. And I am thinking this dr is very wrong! With a 75% blockage I believe he should be getting something done am....
  • 6 months ago

    Irregular Heartbeat and Burping

    I started feeling irregular heartbeat where it feels like my heart skips a beat. I feel it from my my stomach in the diaphragm area and to my throat. This started recently and it seems to be occurring more often between 9am to 1pm or after eating. When it happens, i have gas builds up and have to burp. It is lasting for long minutes or even hours. I had an episode where I went to ER and got EKG, blood work, and blood pressure. All results came out normal. It is now becoming an issue in my daily life....
  • 7 months 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....
  • 9 months ago

    After open heart surgery

    I had open heart surgery about a year ago and now I am feeling my rib bones rub up against each other. They sometimes get painful. And I have to hold a pillow when I cough. Has this happened to other people?
  • 9 months ago

    Pronounced fatigue post Aorta valve replacement

    My 87 year old father underwent a TAVR procedure on June 21st... It was to have been an overnight stay in the hospital after the TAVR procedure but there were complications... While removing the old and calcified aortic valve there was a rush of blood that came through and the guide wire the surgeons were using bounced around uncontrolled and nicked a hole in his heart... He was taken to open heart surgery on the spot to stop the bleeding... The surgeons were successful in stopping the bleeding and....
  • 9 months ago

    Holter results and Long QT?

    So, recently i felt my heart slowing down at times, especially when thinking about stuff that made me nervous so i decided to go to the doctor and do some tests. I did an EKG and the doctor decided that i should have a holter on for a day. I kept it for a day, the doctor read the results and said that she could not see any anomaly and everything is fine. When i came home and looked at the holter results, i saw that my QT interval read Average:357ms Min:309ms and Max:520ms and the QTc reads: Average....
  • 9 months ago

    Heart Issue/Severe Headaches

    I had a TIA just over a year ago. I also have a murmur or hole in my heart. I take metoprolol 50mg 2 times a day. 3 weeks back I had a episode where my chest hurt, tightness & pressure so I took a nitroglycerin tablet. Pain went away. For the past 2 weeks, I have had severe headaches, no relief & constant. I had talent ibuprofen 600/800 & all other kinds medicine with no relief. Went to local doctor she said sinus infection 5 days later I was in ER with pain I just couldn’t take anymore....