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I recently was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and my EF is 30. Taking meds to try to bring it up, but think I'm facing an implanted defibrillator and it freaks me out! I am wondering if people are glad about getting one or are there regrets? What are the challenges of living with one?
Thank you for your reply and I wish you well
If I thought the defibrillator would do more than stop cardiac arrest I would think about it, but, from what I know it won't actually help to improve… read more
my question is oh!!I am also taking lipitor daily I take beta blocker twice a day only 1/4 of PILL TWICE DAILY my question is why do they tell you to get exercise and get heart rate up when they are giving you meds to lower heart rate?? anyone know that I do 294 stairs and halls a day thirty minute a day of exercise so what is your theory
Exercise increases your circulation and results in better blood pressure. It helps to burn off calories for better weight control. One of the main risk factors for getting a heart attack is a… read more
My bypass was done by a Mr Birdi (i think he was mr as appose to Dr) by MIDCAB which is minimally invasive. They seperate my ribs on the left side and take the mammary gland artery and fixed my LAD with that. So i only have one real incision in my chest and a couple of drains and nothing on my legs.
They say it is for quicker recovery. It also means not having to wire my chest back up.
It's interesting the different feelings we can have from nerve or trauma damage. Many yrs ago my Mother was in a car accident & had a huge bump/hematoma on her head from trauma. She thought she had… read more
I wore one for 3 months and it was the most stressful time for both me and my wife. You have to have 2 vests as they need to be washed every 2 days and you have to change out the hardware when you do… read more
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