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  • 1 hour ago

    HA-MRSA, CHF, Hospice

    My mother was put in hospice care on Sunday. They stopped all life extending drugs including the antibiotic she was on for HA-MRSA that is in her blood stream. She acquired this infection 2 years ago after having an LVAD implanted for her congestive heart failure. She is only on morphine now. I guess my question is, how long before sepsis could develop? That is what doctors told us would basically be the next step. They can't even give us a time frame of how long she has left because she has....
  • 25 days ago

    Stents .. how long are they good for?

    I had what was described as a "major heart attack" in September, 2013. One name they gave it was "the Widow Maker". The left descending artery was completely blocked. I didn't die on the spot (obviously), and it took me 20 minutes to make the decision that I needed help. Once at the hospital and hooked up to a variety of things and blood tests run, the heart attack was confirmed. I was sent a surgical suite where a stent was successfully put in. One day in ICU, one more in....
  • 28 days ago

    Heart problems

    I am a 57 year old female. I went in for a 6 month check up. They found a heart murmur sent me for more test vessel is thickening and narrowing of arteries. I have high blood pressure and fibromyalgia. They made me appointment with a heart specialist. I am worried about this. Any ideas of what going on. Heart not beating normal.
  • 1 month ago

    Chest pain

    I have double congestive heart failure, tachycardia,and Cardiomyopathy. I just found out about all of this 8 months ago. I went to ER with what I thought was a panic attack and toothache and was told I was going to die and given my new diagnosis and spent 3 days in ICU and 9 in cardiac care. I left the hospital with my heart only functioning at 18 percent. Since then I have tried numerous medications and had tons of procedures. I am currently waiting to have a difficulties put in my heart Wich is....
  • 1 month ago

    Recurring chest pains, Should I be worried?

    Hey, I've been having chest pains a lot lately and I can't tell if its my heart or if I should be worried. Its happened before and I assumed it was anxiety, but its been happening a lot lately and lasts longer than before. I also usually have pain in my upper back when it happens, and one time my left arm. The one time it was my left arm I called an ambulance worried about a heart attack, but they hooked these wires up to my chest and looked at this screen and said it looked fine and it was....
  • 1 month ago

    Chf

    Hello, I am 21 year old male, history of light smoking and drinking, and active lifestyle with cardio/weights 4 nights a week. This week I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure after being admitted into the hospital from my GP. I had been to the GP for what I thought to be asthma symptoms and upper abdomen pain, shallow breathing and hyperventilating. With a resting heart rate of 165bpm and a blood sugar level of 2.2,after a series of ECHOs, MRIs, X-rays and ultrasounds it was apparent that....
  • 1 month ago

    2 Stupid Easy Heart Attack Survivor Exercises

    I am a 40 year heart attack survivor who finally came to terms with my condition and wanted to offer my personal experience with recovery to help others who have gone through or getting ready to go through heart surgery. First of Heart Surgery recovery is not fun. Which you can read more about on my blog. Once you begin recovery, I can not emphasize this enough. Take your medicine and Stay Active. Even if is just doing laps around your house. The more active you are, the quicker and easier recovery....
  • 1 month ago

    Do I have a heart problem?

    Hi everyone I could really use some advice. I appreciate this isn't directly related to a heart attack, but I'm worried about one. Bit of background, I'm 21, male, I'm not overweight but I'm not particularly fit and my blood pressure is slightly raised at 135/90. I do have a family history of coronary heart disease on both sides. 18 months ago, I was taken into A&E with discomfort in my chest, a sort of pressure with an occasional shooting pain, my ECG was apparently ever....
  • 1 month ago

    Inexplicable heart palpitations help

    I keep getting heart palpitations. I'm 23, female, no known heart problem. I do suffer from anxiety and have been to the ER before several times because of chest pains etc. and I've had ECGs done where everything seemed fine. Last one was about 7 months ago. But for the past few months I've been getting these palpitations quite frequently, and at random times. I don't drink caffeine at all, I don't smoke, and I only drink alcohol ocasionally. They seem to appear more if I'm....
  • 2 months ago

    Sudden Death

    My grandfather, aged 71, passed away last Friday. At around 2:30 in the afternoon, we found him lying on the bathroom floor. There was poop on the toilet bowl so he actually still did his bathroom business. We do not know how long he has been there for. But earlier in the morning, he was still fine and ate breakfast. Even though many of us assumed he was already dead, he was rushed in the hospital as they revived him for the next 30 minutes... however, he was declared as “Death on Arrival” and there....