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It sounds like you're experiencing recurring chest pain, and it's good to hear that taking Nitrostat (Nitroglycerin) helps alleviate it. Here are some points to consider:

- Nitrostat Usage: Nitrostatread more

posted July 5

After The 4th Of July Celebrations We All Need A Little Relaxation So Let's Relax And Start The Weekend With 🐟Fishy Friday! 🐟

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Soft music and beautiful ocean creatures for relaxing days or when you need a clean space to quiet your soul. It is ideal when you listen to this type of music while reading, studying, meditating, resting or even when you are doing housework. This is one of the best-sounding materials for a guided meditation or a relaxation session before bed.🐟


A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

We came home Friday and after that long drive we didn’t do anything. We did a lot on Saturday and I’m trying to clean up the house today.

posted 5 days ago

I Am On A Repatha Injection Every 2 Weeks. It's Working Well For Me. My Question Is If Anyone Else Is On It Are They Still On Statins.

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I was on statins with repatha but am having reactions to the statins and have been taken off them . I am wondering if the repatha alone will help keep cholesterol down?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Hi Angie. I am taking Repatha twice a month with no side effects and excellent results regarding my lipids. I am not taking statins because of adverse side effects. Repatha alone is doing the job.

posted 6 days ago

On This 🩺 Medical Monday, 🩺 We Learn About Palpitations And SVT Treatments.

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Presented by Dr. Mario Talajic - Canadian Heart Rhythm Society


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@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us. Like you, I have episodes of my heart just stopping. I am going to discuss some of these devices with my EP when I see him… read more

posted July 3

Hi. I Would Like To Know If There Is A Serious Problem With My BP. I Recently Have Had Strange Reading On A Cuff Machine.

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BP 163/64. I have hypertension. On medication and had a stent fitted in 2015.

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It's important to monitor your blood pressure readings accurately. Here are some key points to consider:

- Home Monitoring: At-home blood pressure readings can be more accurate than those taken at a… read more

posted July 1

Are Hypertension, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, And A-fib All Related To A Possible Diagnosis Of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

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I am a very healthy and active 67 year who was not taking any prescribed medications until recently. I suddenly developed hypertension which took me to the emergency room July 4, 2022 (200/100 with left arm pain). I was started on medication. After a cardiac referral, by my insistence, Mitral Valve Regurgitation was diagnosed, and it has been monitored with a yearly check at Mayo in Rochester. Then, in September of 2023, I felt my heart racing, went to the emergency department and was diagnosed… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Yes, hypertension, mitral valve regurgitation, and atrial fibrillation (AFib) can all be related to a possible diagnosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Here’s how:

- Hypertension (High Blood… read more

posted June 30

How Do I Start The Chat Or Conversation With Other Heart People?

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I have a new pacemaker I want to talk about to get some peace of mind over. I’m 79.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

To start a chat or conversation with others on MyHeartDiseaseTeam, follow these steps:

1. Create Your Profile: Share your story so others with similar experiences can find you
2. Build Your Team:… read more

posted June 29

How Long Does It Take To Fully Recover From TAVR Surgery?

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Recovery from Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery can vary, but here are some key points:

- Hospital Stay: Some people can leave the hospital a day after the procedure
- Resuming… read more

posted June 29

I Had A TAVR In 2022 And My Last ECO Shows That Aortic Stenosis Has Returned. How Does That Happen? Will I Need Another TAVR?

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Aortic stenosis can return after a TAVR procedure due to several factors:

- Valve Degeneration: Over time, the transcatheter valve can wear out or become calcified
- Incomplete Expansion: The valve… read more

posted June 29

How Bad Is An Ejection Fraction Rate 24?

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Chronic heart failure and cardio myopathy.

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An ejection fraction (EF) of 24 percent is considered low. This may indicate heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or cardiomyopathy, which is an enlarged, thick, or stiff heart muscle… read more

posted June 29
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