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Have You Changed Your Diet?

Have You Changed Your Diet?

Prior to my heart incident, I was almost 300 pounds. I worked with Weight Watchers and a private nutritionist and lost around 80 pounds. When I had the stent put in, I started Cardiac Rehab and was on the monitor twice, I now attend and I pay each month My question is have you changed your eating (life style) to suite your condition? I have.I have eliminated, Dairy, cheese, onions, peppers, especially salt and all meats except for fish and no wheat or very limited. It is a very healthy… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

That's great what you have accomplished and you should be very proud , l'm still about the same weight as high-school. I'm a firm believer in the cardio… read more

posted 4 days ago

Does Having A Hiatal Hernia Affect You After Open Heart Surgery?

Does Having A Hiatal Hernia Affect You After Open Heart Surgery?

I have a TEE test run a week ago and it seem to affect my hiatal hernia. Now I'm wondering if a hyena hernia will be affected by open heart surgery? Anyone ever have this problem?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had a hiatal hernia when I had open heart surgery. It had no effect at all

posted 6 days ago

How Do I Find A Specific Member

How Do I Find A Specific Member

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

My husband just had open heart surgery on October 20 and I connected here to find out people’s recovery experiences. He is doing quite well given his… read more

posted 5 days ago

Heart Issues

Heart Issues

I have issues with my heart, my valves are thining I'm on medication as it over beats, yet I'm not class as at risk from covid 19, I do not receive emails from the NHS, yet Im still under the hospital, my next appointment is next year, it doesn't make sense to me.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I have high b/p and a leaky Heart valve and a/f for which l take meds l didn’t have a letter from NHS . They did change my warfarin for one that l don’t… read more

posted 5 days ago

I’m Being Scheduled For A Biventricular Device Implant. What Can I Expect After The Procedure?

I’m Being Scheduled For A Biventricular Device Implant. What Can I Expect After The Procedure?

I have had AFib for 10 years and had 2 cardioversions that didn’t work long term. I also have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine. The “electrician doc” diagnosed cardiomyopathy with an injection fraction of 35. While I play golf or go to the gym 6 days a week, my endurance is compromised. He claims with the biventricular device, my endurance will significantly improve. If anyone has experienced the implant of the… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi I have AF, Had no luck with ablations and cardioversions, I have also had a bleed on the brain causing a Stroke ,so have had operation recently for… read more

posted 11 days ago

Getting Electric Shocks

Getting Electric Shocks

Electric shocksi had a LAD 100 percent blockage 6 months ago I been getting Electric shocks on the left side of my chest Doctor said it’s the nerve endings coming together I had a stent put in this does not sound right to me

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had a bypass 4 years ago via MIDCAB which is minimally invasive. After months and even sometimes now I get sharp pain like electric shock on left… read more

posted 9 days ago

Defibrillator/Pacemaker Restrictions

Defibrillator/Pacemaker Restrictions

Besides magnets, what other restraints do I now have because I had implant done 3 weeks ago. I used to use a whole body vibration machine for circulation but now cannot due to the jiggle which could dislodge the wires. (it's for sale if anyone who doesn't have an implant wants it). I also know I should not stand in front of the microwave while it's going and should carry and talk on my cell phone on my right side away from the implant. I have a pad with slight vibration… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thanks, Jeff.

posted 3 days ago

Side Efects Of Beta Blockers

Side Efects Of Beta Blockers

I'm taking minimum possible dose of valsartan and carvedilol for blood pressure. Meds are working, but side effects are debilitating and are greatly affecting my quality of life. I also have COPD and am on oxygen with activity. I want to get off the beta blockers but doctor is skeptical. I've researched other meds but have found little enthusiasm for any of them.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

check on the valsartan, I was taken off this and given a replacement for it. valsartan that comes out of China was recalled due to a ingredient that can… read more

posted 5 days ago

EF Question

EF Question

When i had my heart attack in may 2020, my ef was 30. It’s now November. Today i had an echocardiogram. Results are not available for a few more days. Can I expect me ef to be higher? Very curious about people’s experiences.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I saw my heart specialist last week. He didn't think my ef has increased enough yet so now I'm on Entresto in addition to the other meds. Will have… read more

posted 7 days ago

I'm Getting Ready To Have Open Heart Can't I Believe What Can I Expect

I'm Getting Ready To Have Open Heart Can't I Believe What Can I Expect

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

In 2010, I had open heart surgery for a new aortic valve, plus a bonus, triple bypass. I needed the valve asap, the bypasses were because I was like… read more

posted 5 days ago
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