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How Serious Is My Feet And Abdomin Swell. If I Have Co Justice Heatt Failure
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

Congestive Heart Failure

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

It's very serious. Your heart isn't working properly so neither are your kidneys.
DON'T wait go to ER.
IT CAN BE FATAL

Colonoscopy
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

I am now due for my colonoscopy, my last one was five years ago, (had a small polyp) removed, since then I have developed heart issues, Dissection of an artery, CHF, (low EF), and had to have an ICD. I am afraid to be put to sleep for the procedure with the colonoscopy. Have anyone had their colonoscopy, with CHF and an ICD? Thanks.

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I am so glad everything worked out good for you. I have lungs and some mild heart issues are what I call them. But I do have Right sided CHF and a heart murmur. Every time I have to go under it… read more

Swollen Enkles And Feet
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

Why are my feet and legs swollen everyday. I drink waterpills everyday. One time I took antiflam pain tablet and the all went away for a week. Could be that the mechanical heartvalve causes inflamatio

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Be sure to take KCl with it for electrolytes.

Any One Out There On Metroplol Succinate Extended Release For A-fib
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

Do you have problems with weight gain?
Since I've been on it, I have gained about 20 pounds. Part of it I'm sure is actual weight from not exercising and not eating right.- too many calories in, and too few cal. going out. Water weight. I'm on lasix 20 mg once a day, bit find it hard to know when I can take it because I drive bus for 9.5 hrs a day. Don't know if I'll be able to have potty break when the urge hits, so don't take it as often as supposed to.
Any thoughts

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I take metoprolol. Also 80 mi of lasix. If my weight jumps 3 lb I take more. I love sweets but try to control what I eat. I'm able to exercise quite a bit so my weights ok. My stomach has gotten… read more

Has Anyone Had An Implantable Device For Congestive Heart Failure (not Afib)? How Did It Work Out?
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I have CHF and take 40mg Lasix 2Xs daily. Dr watching a leaky valve talking possible mitraclip. But praying. Scheduled to have 2nd Cardioversion. Last one 2003 and Dr feels we need to try again… read more

Low Potassium
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

Does anyone else have a problem with low potassium. My cardiologist have me on 80 of potassium a day and it's still low.

I don't urine as much as I use to due to me being stage 4 kidney failure. ( I guess)

He added another pill and instructed me to take half everyotherday. Tomorrow I go get labs we will see what happens.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Billie I could have written that. I’m taking potassium capsules and even with 20mg of Lasix daily I still do not urinate enough. Ankles and feet badly swollen. Today the edema clinic says I have… read more

Catching Your Breath
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Happy Thanksgiving to All! Please no hurry in answering this! I have been having difficulty catching my breath for 2 weeks now! I had a horrible urinary tract infection with sepsis caused by a lodged kidney stone with 3 weeks of infused antibiotics administered through a midline at an out patient clinic! I have been to the ER, seen my cardiologist 3 times, my primary 3 times and have had every test including an echo! My EF has gone up to 40 from 25! I am seeing an GI doctor next week, to see… read more

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I can not make it without God on this heart journey. Without Prayers is not an option for me.

Lung Fluid Buildup
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have congestive heart failure and fluid on my lungs. I'm using lasic meds daily to drain that fluid. I wonder what causes the fluid build up on my lungs and if I will be on lasics from now on?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Tom, Good luck. I too have heart failure so I get it. Never fun but if you take care of yourself you can stop it from getting too much worse. Let me know If I can answer questions about it for you. I… read more

Which Meds Are You On For Your Heart.?
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

Hello I am on approx. 8 different medications . What each one does I haven't a clue.

Hydralazine 50 mg. 3 x a day
Bumetanide 1 mg 3 2x a day
Metolazone2.5 mg
Metoprolol 50 mg
Isosoribide 20 mg
Famotidine 20 mg
Asprim 81mg
Potassium

Sorry for the spellings, can't find my glasses

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I am on a total of 15 meds a day and one is for depression and one for anxiety rest are heart meds and i am still not getting any better 😪

I Have A-Fib And Heart Failure.
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member asked a question 💭

I only take 2 heart medicine s, Inderal for heart and Elequis, a blood thinner. Am I taking enough meds for my heart?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I take Eliquis, Plavix, for my heart. For BP I take chlorthalidone, spironolactate, and Lasix as needed.