I found out about ATTR amyloidosis quite by accident...and ad on Facebook of all places. Anyway, I have classic symptoms and co-symptoms. My cardiologist told me to talk to my Primary Care physician about a blood test. He said there is a genetic test for it (I understand there is a genetic marker for it among African American men only). He put in a referral for the blood test and I've heard nothing since then
I decided to see a specialist out of network for a second opinion
Like all of us, I… read more
I’m a 50 year old woman who was born with heart disease. I currently have high blood pressure, mitral valve prolapse and IST. I started at the beginning of the year losing weight and exercising but ended up stopping the exercise due to constant back pain. My doctor finally ordered blood work (I went to ER a few months ago and heart wasn’t the issue) as I still have a terrible time sleeping, extreme fatigue and terrible backaches. My Alt SGPT just came back at 33. I read this number is normal for… read more
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation, EECP for treating angina, meds not seeming to help!
I had one inserted into my arm fro constantly monitoring my blood pressure while I had a cardiac ablation done over to weeks ago. My arm is still bruise and extremely sore. Has anyone else had this issue, how long did it take to feel normal? I am wondering if there was nerve or some kind of damage
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