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  • 20 days ago

    Leaky mistral heart valve syndrome

    Hi, I'm a 31 year old female who was diagnosed with having leaky mistral heart valve syndrome in January (2020). I was admitted into the hospital and put on a ventilator for 6/7days, I had bilateral pneumonia which was the reasoning in me being taken by ambulance and admitted into the hospital. This is when they discovered that I had a leaky heart valve., which was shocking news to my family and I. Cause back about 2 and a half years ago, I had an episode in which the whole right side of my body....
  • 1 month ago

    PLEASE HELP!

    The doctors initially gave my brother the wrong medication that caused his heart to do what it’s doing. Now it is operating at less than 12%. His body is retaining water and and he can hardly walk. Everything on his body is swelling up. Water retention?He’s running out out of time. He told me he can feel his body dying, and he’s losing hope. He’s only 23 years old. Isn’t there something that can help?
  • 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....
  • 6 months ago

    I'm still alive after 2 heart attacks!

    Let me give you a brief rundown on what happened. Im 36.. Went to help my friend at his work. After a few hours we took a short break. I stood up said " Oh Sh#* ! " fell backwards and smashed my head HARD on the concrete ground. My friend called 911 and attempted to give me CPR.. When the paramedics came.. My friend said they were hitting my chest like they were silver back gorillas! Apparently I had another heart attack before arriving at the hospital. ( so that's 2 heart attcks )....
  • 6 months ago

    ICD

    Any folks who have or had heart issues mind giving me tips about getting an ICD? I have congestive heart failure and my EF is 32 right now. My doc has now broached the subject and while I've done some research and know the basics, I'd like to know the good, the bad, and the ugly of people's personal experience. TIA.
  • 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....
  • 10 months ago

    Does stage three starvation reduce atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries?

    I realize this is a little like asking whether I should use a hot branding iron or get stitches, but it's my first question. During stage two starvation, which may last several weeks, the body is harvesting every available source of fat and turning it into glycerol and fatty acids. Depending on much stored fat the person has, this phase may last three to seven weeks. Stage three starvation starts when the body has run out of fat sources, and it starts breaking down muscle tissue exclusively.....