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Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure

I have congestive heart failure. My injection fraction went from 31% to 40% doing cardiac rehab. But now I'm getting winded more frequently along with heavy fatigue. Some days, I feel weighed down and sad. My cardiologist looks at me like I'm imagining this. I will be going for a second opinion. How can i get a good night sleep, as my heart hurts at night. So therefore I'm tired the next day as I have to go to work.

over 4 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

My ej.is 38.front and bottom of my heart is dead.My sleep is never awesome.But my days are.I give everything to god!Been this way over 20 yrs.Hope you find a happy medium in your sleep process.May God richly bless you in sleeping.

about 4 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I have end stage congestive heart failure. My ejection fraction is 20%. My left side of my heart pumps 3 liters of blood per minute. Normal heart pumps 5-6 liters per minute. My understanding from my team of doctors is that the amount of blood your heart pumps per minute determines the severity of the heart failure more than the ejection fraction.

over 4 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Hi Congestive heart failure, welcome, on 14 June, 2018 sorry this it happening to U.
I have HF severe HF, I have low ejection fraction 36 % , so my heart pump is disfunctional, I am sick of this diagnosis, U can imagine how I am feeling------ It is true, I understand --thay feeling, --it feels as if ---u are carring a bag of potatoes --on your shoulder,, or a sand bag--on your --legs, horriable feeling,---it seems like fluid trap in your body, check out --your body in the mirror, weigh your self daily, document it,, ---look at your medication, check your legs for odema, wobble your belly. if it too much--go to your GP ( MD ) ask for urgent help.U can talk to me any time.

over 4 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

To the lady that has to work and feel so tied and heart pains at night, how are you doing now? I hate to say you may have to quit working. Hugs.

over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Yep! Some days I feel like I have been hit by a truck. Others like someone pumped up my balloon a bit to give me energy. On the truck days, have finally realized my body is saying I need you to rest and take care of yourself. My heart is tired.

over 2 years ago

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