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Triple bypass

Triple bypass

I had triple bypass in Oct of last year. Not sure if I was just expecting everything to be normal after, but it's far from it. How long to all the wired feelings, light headed, short of breath, etc issues last? My doctor says most issues should be gone within a year. Does it get more normal? Ever?

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Oh, I know exactly how you feel! I had CABGx4 in August 2018. I felt better before the surgery. Was totally shocked when I was told I had a silent heart… read more

posted 17 days ago
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I had a replacement Pacemaker fitted on March 5th 4 weeks on I am reeling more tired is that normal should it be adjusted

I had a replacement Pacemaker fitted on March 5th 4 weeks on I am reeling more tired is that normal should it be adjusted

Before they fitted it the gave me an eco to see how my heart was performing as I had a heart attack 7 years ago
Seince its been fitted my heart rate has been as low as 45 and as high as 122 my resting pul se is 60

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Very happy that u have the correct fitted pacemaker
Stay well enjoy the beautiful gift of life
My best
Shira

posted about 1 month ago
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Effects of angiogram, balloon and stents.

Effects of angiogram, balloon and stents.

Had an abnormal nuclear stress test. Could be looking at angiogram. Has anyone had one? What was it like? How long was hospitalization and recuperation?

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Its more scary than anything. Something invasive can be intimidating. Think only positive thoughts. We are still going strong after it. Prayers. Not to… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Thyroid swelling

Thyroid swelling

I have a pacemaker and take diuretics for fluid retention. I take a multi-vitamin which contains 100% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iodine from kelp along with Levothyroxine for my thyroid. In the past two weeks, I have noticed that my thyroid is swollen in the morning upon awakening, but the swelling decreases a short time thereafter. I asked my endocrinologist about this and a scan was done of my thyroid and I was told that it was fluid buildup and I should cut down further on my… read more

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

My Dr says, chicken fish and turkey, no canned fruits or vegetables. I cook from scratch so can control more of that

posted 2 days ago
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Was wondering exactly what minimal heart failure really means.

Was wondering exactly what minimal heart failure really means.

Diagnosed with minimal heart failure. Wondering if this the beginning or is it just a symptom of a heart disease.

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Happy Easter to you also Bern. Thanks for answering my question. I recently have been scheduled for an echo cardiogram and will feel better once I… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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defibulator

defibulator

my doc just told me I need a defibulator and to start taking blood thinners. im 71 and have cardiomyopathy . iwas just told I have afib too. does anyone out there have a defiulator and what will it mean for me. im very active . I do a lot of outdoor stuff like hunting and fishing and am around gas driven machinery a lot.like chinsaws, weedwackers, mowers , etc. I still work and am a pipefitter which requires lifting and welding.i just hate the thought of stopping everything and ending up a couch… read more

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

thanks, I tig weld at low amps around 60. im just hoping I can still do it. my hearts at 30% and yes I don't last long doing anything strenuous

posted about 1 month ago
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I have severe left ventricle hypertrophy and my aortic valve is moderately calcified.

I have severe left ventricle hypertrophy and my aortic valve is moderately calcified.

I am healed from neck surgery in Dec. When I saw my heart Dr before surgery he was talking about the TARV. I am experiencing more shortness of breath and my legs are hurting when I walk. I have an appointment in April, should I get in sooner?

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Shortness of breath seems to be with all heart ailments...am I wrong?

posted about 1 month ago
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Coughing

Coughing

3 years ago I was diagnosed with AF. I had gone to he doctor as I was coughing so much whilst lying in bed, and unlike a normal cough, it was not going away..

I had 2 treatments at the hospital, rebooting my heart, which worked, but has now reverted to Arterial Fibrillation, for which I take medication which helps. I am not too bad but have trouble walking hills, and have blue lips.

Now the coughing is returning, particularly when lying in bed, and last night did not get to sleep until 4 am. It is also… read more

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Ian
Hope u are feeling better
What did the pulmonologist have to say hopefully that is a help to you.
My
Prayers
Shira

posted about 1 month ago
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