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Does any one have a heart murmur

posted 4 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User

I do, my Cardiologist just monitor it.

posted 3 days ago

how long were allof you told you would have to be on blood thinner

and which ones do u take????

posted 9 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User
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I was told that I would be on it for life with stents.

posted 4 days ago

Hello, I'm new here. I am 3 years post aortic valve replacement. Do others that have had this done have trouble with energy levels.

posted 11 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User
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Welcome! No I have not but hope that you will be okay. However my husband is being evaluated for aortic valve problems.

posted 10 days ago

i posted a question the other day

about the chances of having second heart attack after first one does anyone really know ??and do you guys worry abut the meds the doctor puts you on after the first one

posted 15 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User
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I'm with Alex. Worry doesn't accomplish anything except make you sick & miserable. I enjoy my life in may different ways, rest when I have to &… read more

posted 8 days ago

what to do with all the pill bottles

is it just me or does it upset anyone else to be putting all the old pill bottles in the trash all the time? is there any place that will take them ? I would think they could wash and reuse them.

posted 17 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User
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CVS pharmacy has a drop off bin inside stores for unused medicine.

posted 10 days ago

what are your chances of having another heat attack after first one

does anyone know the stats on this just curious

posted 18 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User
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Debra if you google the BHF, they say taking correct meds and perhaps a lifestyle change, after 1 year the chance decreases of a second heart attack.… read more

posted 15 days ago

Does your ejection fraction determine your energy level?

Before my last echo I felt I had improved, only to be told My EF barely improved. That was 5 months ago, my next echo is next week, my energy level feels lower . I was told by my cardiologist if it isn’t up enough this time we should consider an ICD due to risk.needless to say This scares me somewhat.

posted 29 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User
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From my experience, yes the lower the EF the worse I felt. Use this time to heal, and look forward to an increase in EF if possible. Intimidation and… read more

posted 23 days ago

How do I know whether the fatigue I feel is a side effect of my medication or caused by my heart condition

I get some days when I'm suddenly hit by fatigue. I never know when it's going to hit or for how long. I'm due to have an echocardiogram on Monday so haven't got a full diagnosis yet of what else is going on besides the atrial flutter with variable block; so how do I know whether the fatigue I feel is a side effect of my medication or caused by my heart condition?

posted 29 days ago by A MyHeartDiseaseTeam User
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Great question? Some doctor prescribed medications have made me exhausted. Some heart meds purpose is to lower your blood pressure. A combination of a… read more

posted 23 days ago
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