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New Procedures

New Procedures

I'm from near Grand Rapids, Michigan. I seen an article where there was a procedure that they insert a drill like tool and eat through blockage, is there any more to this procedure happening rather than stents?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Haven’t heard that but I’m gonna check it out

posted 3 days ago

What Happens During A Stress Test?

What Happens During A Stress Test?

I have to have a stress testand not sure why, I already had a heart cath , i have a 100 percent blockage a 80 percent and a 40 percent, why would they have to do this stress test if they already have checked it out?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

thank you

posted 6 days ago

What Can I Do To Loose Weight, When I Can Not Exercise Due To My Heart

What Can I Do To Loose Weight, When I Can Not Exercise Due To My Heart

I have stage 4 congestive heart failure and cartiomyopathy. My left ventrical has stopped woring all together and my defribulator/ pacemaker works 100% of the time. I'm scared that my battery is going to run out faster than usual. i van not exercise due to the exercision to th heart. I have been eating two meals a day and nothing past 6pm.
I am gaining weight in stead of loosing. WHAT CAN I DO ?? Please Help !!!
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MYSELF… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I got a South Beech Diet book from the library and got some low carb recipes out of it. I bet if you googled "low carb recipes" you may just get some… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

How Do You Deal With The Chronic Coigh That Comes With Heart Problems?

How Do You Deal With The Chronic Coigh That Comes With Heart Problems?

My cough was bad enough before with my allergies and sinus issues. Now its much worse.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thank you Marjah.

posted 9 days ago

What Have Been Your Experiences In Recovering From Open Heart Surgery?

What Have Been Your Experiences In Recovering From Open Heart Surgery?

My husband is having open heart surgery in October. He is 77 years old and has COPD. He will need mitral valve repair or replacement, tricuspid valve repair, coronary bypass surgery x1, and left atrial appendage excision. He was in the hospital in July for 6 days with ventricular tachycardia and diagnosed with the above issues. He had a VT catheter ablation procedure a couple of weeks out of the hospital. He has had Afib for years and has been… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thank you TerryBlum!
I was glad when the surgeon told us that he would be transferred to an in-patient rehab center. It's nice to hear that it helped… read more

posted 2 days ago

Can Anyone Help Me With Exercises From A Chair Or Low Key Exercises

Can Anyone Help Me With Exercises From A Chair Or Low Key Exercises

I have difficulty standing to long but I don't like sitting around not doing anything. I can't do anything too strenuous because of CHF and I'm worried I'm putting myself in danger everyday I do the same thing and I know it's not good I need help please

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thank you for your concern

posted 15 days ago

Was Your First Heart Attack The One And Only? ...or Was It Just The Beginning Of A Bunch Of Cardiac Issues?

Was Your First Heart Attack The One And Only? ...or Was It Just The Beginning Of A Bunch Of Cardiac Issues?

I had an LAD heart attack with 1 stent put in on may 11 2020. I’m feeling pretty good but wonder if that was the sum total...or is it merely the gateway to other issues.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

So sorry about that stroke. I have forgotten my morning meds twice now :(. I was so scared but they told me to take the amniodorone and take my night… read more

posted 17 days ago

How Do I Lose Weight When I Can Hardly Walk ?

How Do I Lose Weight When I Can Hardly Walk ?

I am on the Mediterranean diet and I need to lose weight. I take insulin and have severe arthritis in my right knee and lower back. I also have a pinched nerve in my lower back. I really need to lose weight soon. If I change my diet any more I might as well not eat. I have an enlarged heart and CHF. So, what is the answer? I don't know for sure....help>

thanks,

Diana T..

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

https://www.growyoungfitness.com

Hope you can open it. The first one starts with Members Sign In, but if you scroll down, you'll get to the free… read more

edited, originally posted 7 days ago

If You Have A Second Heart Attack Will It Feel Like The First On Did?

If You Have A Second Heart Attack Will It Feel Like The First On Did?

I had a heart attack almost four years ago. (I didn't know I had it). I went to the E.R. because I kept having problems breathing during the night. After the Doctor ask me questions and we put two and two together so that I knew exactly when I had it (ex stream heart burn). I always have heart burn so now I question if I will know if I have another heart attack and will it feel the same? Women can have so many crazy symptoms having a heart… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thank you Wanda. So far so good!

posted 22 days ago

Icd Change.

Icd Change.

What would be the cost if you had to change your icd and you only have medicare coverage.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

thanks....

posted 7 days ago
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