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Anyone had a robotic CABG? Thats a bypass done robotically.

Anyone had a robotic CABG? Thats a bypass done robotically.

Any post surgical complications? What about numbness at the incision site and area around the site? How long did it last? Any other complications? Like pleural effusion? PE’s? Aflutter/fib? Mitral valve deficiencies? Clots?

Does anyone else on here have Transposition of the Great Vessels?

Does anyone else on here have Transposition of the Great Vessels?

I was born with Transposition of the Great Vessels, the strong side does the weak sides work and vise versa. I have not had heart surgery, which at the time I was born makes me a walking miracle. Just wanted to know if there was someone else out there with a heart like mine.

Does anybody here have Sternum pain from a bypass surgery 6 or more months after the surgery?

Does anybody here have Sternum pain from a bypass surgery 6 or more months after the surgery?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

It's been 2 yrs and I still feel a heaviness on my chest and little pin pain on and off. They don't last long, but they're disruptive. Cardiologist said… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Does exercise help or hurt congestive heart failure?

Does exercise help or hurt congestive heart failure?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Yes, exercise is very useful. My doctor encourages it. She says walk at least a mile aday. My EF is around 14% and it helps me greatly.

posted 3 days ago

Anyone have an idea what to do for very slow heartbeat?

Anyone have an idea what to do for very slow heartbeat?

Heart rate continues to decline----resting rate was in the 45-50 range but has now dropped to 39. My cardiologist assured me it wouldn't continue to drop, but it was at 40 when he made that promise. I just need to know if there is anything I can do to keep it from continuing to drop My younger sister died in her sleep at age 58----this woman went from kindergarten thru senior year w/o missing any time except for few days when she had emergency… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

make sure you don't have thyroid disease ( hypo thyroid) that will cause your heart to slow down if it isn't being treated properly ( I learned that the… read more

edited, originally posted 5 days ago

Does low sodium level in bloodwork correlate to reducing dietary salt intake?

Does low sodium level in bloodwork correlate to reducing dietary salt intake?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I like the Kroger and Aldi renditions better than the Mrs. Dash, to be honest, and they are at least 30% cheaper. Then again, I'm so low sodium that… read more

posted 4 days ago

How do I overcome cravings for bad foods

How do I overcome cravings for bad foods

I feel compelled to eat all the wrong things, and have a strange sense of justification for doing so

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I got rid of what I could not have at home (helps living alone). I also live 9 miles from town so not tempted enough to drive to local convenience… read more

edited, originally posted 11 days ago

Has anyone had positive response to Lexapro?

Has anyone had positive response to Lexapro?

Has Lexapro helped anyone with anxiety?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Welcome to the group. They were changing doses on me most of this year. Started at 10mg of lexapro up to 30mg. It helped my anxiety but I felt sluggish… read more

edited, originally posted 15 days ago
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