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Concerns after surgery?

Concerns after surgery?

After I had surgery down the cut I had three holes open up and I'm still waiting for full healing it is almost there but other problems like anxiety are the biggest concerns. Is there any help for us when someone accuses you of something. This really put a strain on me like yesterday I was shopping and had a dizzy feeling for about twenty minutes then had to call 911. Not good.

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Keep studying, that's wonderful, and just rest when you need to. Glad you are keeping up with your studies. Take care.

posted 6 days ago
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I get breathless upon lying flat on my back, why?

I get breathless upon lying flat on my back, why?

Because I am still awake when this happens, I can not attribute the breathlessness to sleep apnea (OSA), but wondering if it is due to GERD/LPR. I feel like I am being chocked and it is frightening. Can this be heart related? It goes away if I sit up, but my heart is already pounding.

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I am now aware that Brilinta (Thinner) has as one of its side effects, "shortness of breath. " I take Brilinta and HAVE experienced horizontal/wakeful… read more

posted 14 days ago
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Does shocking your heart to put back in rhythm realy work??

Does shocking your heart to put back in rhythm realy work??

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Umm youre talking about cardio conversion. I have had three incidents where I had to be shocked. Each time it took three trys to get me going again. The… read more

posted 6 days ago
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Any one out there on metroplol succinate extended release for a-fib

Any one out there on metroplol succinate extended release for a-fib

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… read more

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

My dose doesn't make me go that much. After I first take it, it works in about 60 min, then another 60 minutes, then it really tapers off.

posted 23 days ago
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What will my mitral valve repair recovery be like?

What will my mitral valve repair recovery be like?

I am a 60 year old asymptomatic in need of mitral valve repair. Can anyone advise me as to how long and what to expect after my open heart surgery. I am in good health otherwise.

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had a aortic valve replaced 4 months ago...open heart surgery. I am 4 mths post surgery. I am slowing improving. Yes open heart hurts a lot. Maybe… read more

posted 26 days ago
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Sick Sinus Syndrome

Sick Sinus Syndrome

After reading questions and answer here I believe the answer to all my concerns points to sick sinus syndrome. My question is how I should bring this to my cardiologist without upsetting him. Most doctors have a dim view of their patients self diagnosing. Everything that I read on this is me. I should add I had a heart attack and stent insertion back in Aug 2017. I have just started going to this cardiologist after having one that did nothing and don't want to get on the wrong side. Any… read more

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hey Puma you must be going to my doc cuz hes a big believer in "just sit there and be quiet Miss Johnson. Im the one that went to medical school". We… read more

posted 6 days ago
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How do I know if I should go to the ER?

How do I know if I should go to the ER?

My heart rate is 110 but my blood pressure is 114/53. I'm extremely fatigued and can't walk down the hallway without becoming short of breath. I don't seem to have any swelling and my weight doesn't indicate an increase in fluid.

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I have had the breathing, don't wait to long to have it checked out. I didn't want to but my girlfriend from way back some 40 years, she took me to the… read more

posted 13 days ago
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