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What do I think now? I went to my Family doctor for increase symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure today. Hard to breath with and without exertion, swelling. Some weight gain. Not sleeping well, SOB at night, Lying in chair at night to somewhat sleep. Today, SVT around 108bpm. High blood pressure 168/116, chest pressure! Exhausted!! Doctor ordered stress test Monday/Tuesday at the hospital. What is he looking for in this test? Confused!! He has my medical records from my previous cardiologist. I… read more

posted September 16
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Trust me I know how you feel. I ended up in hospital again. Involuntary movements. Hallucinations. Unable to hold on to anything.. speech slured. Seeing people. Not there. Wife thought I was done. Stroke. So upset she called my sister's crying uncontrollably. Was reaction from meds. I can't wait to get control of my life again. Toldy heart will get stronger after ablation?? Not from a 21,% left ejection fraction.. 23% right. I hope he is right. Has anyone had ef incredible rise ablation???? Hang tough. Do your best follow doc advice...

posted October 14
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

They need to call your cardio and let them know . Like I said they all need to be in the same page instead of you having to worry about what’s going on . You’re doing your part. Just make sure they’re doing there’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you . Prayers for knowledge for the Drs to figure this out 🙏🏻

posted October 14
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I am trying this now that I'm attending my first specialist appointments this week. I'm taking a notebook full of questions and concerns. When he or she ask if I have concerns or questions. I now pull out the notebook and I let the questions and concerns just roll off my tongue. I listen and write everything down. Then I compare notes with my medical portal notes from the doctor's notes he/she writes. If I have a concern, disagree or need to add more to help with their diagnosis, I email the nurse on the their medical portal with me. So far, I have had positive results from each specialist. Just starting doing this. New cardiologist in 3 weeks. Nervous!!

posted October 12
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

You need to express to him your concerns . Some Drs Order tests just to see if things have changed since you last saw the cardiologist. You’re paying him ask him . I did not hesitate when I went to Cleveland clinic He could not answer my questions so I knew right away he was not concerned about me . You’ll know . Write down your questions before you go . Let him know you’re in control if your health care . Good luck

posted October 12
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Probably looking for your ejection fraction number.

posted September 21

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