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I Was Wondering If Buying An Apple Watch For My Mom Is A Good Idea? I've Heard It Can Be Very Useful To Monitor The ECGs And Blood Oxygen.

I Was Wondering If Buying An Apple Watch For My Mom Is A Good Idea? I've Heard It Can Be Very Useful To Monitor The ECGs And Blood Oxygen.

My mom is currently suffering dealing with heart issues, mainly atrial fibrillation. So I want to buy her an Apple Watch, but wanted to make sure it's a good idea. I read this article (https://www.readmyecg.co/post/a-cardiologists-g... ) from a cardiologist where it says the watch has some really good features, but occasionally could be wrong and increase anxiety. I don't want her to get more anxious, so I'm confused.

Ptsd With Vt/affib

Ptsd With Vt/affib

An y one dealing with vt/ affib ptsd amxiety and what have any one done to deal with im going to rherpay edmr seem to be helping unfortunately that therapist moved and been left with just cognitive be Behavioral therpay ive yet seen its benefits as of yet the vt make be black out and with many of the episodes ive seen my self out side of my body shaking like having a seziure once the episodes where happening outside of the home it caused the ptsd to settle in i still have not affectivley been… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I haven't struggled with PTSD or anxiety my mom has always struggled with anxiety and I know how awful it
Can be. So sorry u r 😎having to deal with it. Stay strong sending good vibes your way.

posted 7 days ago

Exhaustion Returned. Can’t Find The Drive Or Energy To Exercise Like I Had Been. Gaining Weight.

Exhaustion Returned. Can’t Find The Drive Or Energy To Exercise Like I Had Been. Gaining Weight.

Triple Bypass 6 months ago. All had been going well with recovery and rehab. Did Cardiac Rehab with gusto and great outcome. Maintained diet and continued exercising. Weight was good. The last 3-4 weeks I have not been able to muster the drive, energy or determination to exercise. I know I need to exercise. I know I have to exercise for the sake of my heart’s recovery and health. Can’t break the chains. Is this the 6 month syndrome I’ve heard about. How do I go about getting back on track… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Yeah can't give up its gonna be hard but got to do it so your body will adjust to the changes.easy do it

posted 1 day ago

Pacemakers

Pacemakers

Why do doctors recommend pacemakers? I have had Bradycardia for a few years now. My resting heart rate is in low 50's. I stay pretty active, exercise, diet is good, weight is great, blood pressure under control, EF 68%, cholesterol LDL is 88, 44 HDL, trig 170, walk a little over a mile 7 days a week and try to Golf a few times a week. My shallow breathing is keeping my Carbon Dioxide in my blood at the top of normal. I have periods where I can't take a deep breath and of course anxiety creeps in… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thanks Sam

posted 13 days ago

Anyone Taking Meds For A Fib?

Anyone Taking Meds For A Fib?

I've been prescribed Pradaxa for A Fib. I have had a few strokes that have left me numb on the left side, from toe to arm and covering half of front and half of back. Wondering if it will ever go away. Dr. prescribed Pradaxa, 150 mg. twice a day to stop the strokes. Am also on Plavix. Pradaxa turned my stools black when I took it the first time, so I stopped it. They didn't find blood in my stool, but don't know what caused it. Doctor wants me to start Pradaxa again this month and I am fearful… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I take Carviderol for cardiomyopathy and also lisinopril. When I first started Carviderol I was on 60 my a day. I was on it before there was a generic. Also, it wasn't extended-release back then… read more

posted 10 days ago

What Exactly IS 'Heart Healthy' Diet In 2021?

What Exactly IS 'Heart Healthy' Diet In 2021?

This seems to change by the month (hour).

Is Olive Oil good for you or is it from the devil
Avocados are healthy and you should eat 1 a day.
If you glance at an avocado at the store it will literally come over and kick your ass....
Bacon is safe. Bacon will make your heart explode.
LDL needs to be low.
no wait, LDL can be high IF your HDL is high.
Even doctors don't agree.
Low fat is best for your heart / No it depends on the type of fat / Actually low fat was a scam.
Eat healthy grains, no… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I have decided to go with a mostly Mediterranean diet and then have my lipid panel done again in a few months.

Hopefully it will reflect well! The food choices are easy, that is for sure.

Was torn… read more

edited, originally posted 9 days ago
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