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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.