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How Long Does A Person With 10 EF Typically Live?

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Thanks for hug. Hug back at you!

posted 6 days ago

With Afib And Flutters Due To A Electrical Issue In My Heart, Does Anyone Get Pressure On The Chest. I Feels Like Weight On My Chest .

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Yes, chest pain or pressure can be a symptom of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and atrial flutter. This sensation can feel like a weight on your chest. It's important to note that chest pain or pressure… read more

posted June 8

I Am A 75 Year Old Male. I Had Extensive Bypass Surgery. Now They Tell Me My Ejection Rate Is Dangerously Low (17). What Should I Do?

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I already had by pass surgery. My artery and veins are seriously clogged. They said I am too far gone for stents. I had bypass surgery. Instead of my ejection rate improving it dropped by 50%. They said it is dangerously low. They are talking about new procedures. What should I have done. I have read about so many procedures. Barostim, Impella, Watchman, a defibulator and many more. Does any one have any suggestions?

How Do You Deal With A Mini Stroke?

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I went off my blood thinners for 4 days. While driving I lost my sight and control. Drs diagnosed a mini stroke.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

A mini stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), requires immediate medical attention. Here are the steps to take:

1. Recognize Symptoms: Symptoms of a TIA are similar to those of a… read more

posted June 8

Is Anyone Taking Niacin For High Cholesterol-A? I Will Be Beginning This Over The Weekend And I Am Concerned With The Side Effects.

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I have high LDL-a cholesterol which can cause heart damage. I do not want any other problems since I already have 5 stints. I am afraid to take anymore meds.
Has anyone ever take the niacin and not had side effects?
Thank you.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I tried niacin on the advice of a college at the University of Rochester. She had great success with it. So, I upped my dosage to the multi grams level. There is a small percentage of us that have… read more

posted June 8

It's 🐠Friday Time To Wind Down And Relax And Something Is A Little 🐠 Fishy Around Here! 🐠

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The ocean is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of sea animals. This video showcases some amazing footage of the ocean in 4K ULTRA HD, providing an immersive experience that will make you feel like you're right there next to them! It's also set to calming music, so it's perfect for winding down at the end of a long day. Whether you're a nature lover or just looking for some peace and quiet, this video is sure to please. Take a… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member Thanks! I love my fish, that is certain. It really does help to end the week on a more relaxing note. Love all God's beautiful creatures. 🤗

posted 18 hours ago

My Heart Is Bit Enlarged. How About Yours?

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

and so are you. Stay positive and stay healthy.

posted 5 days ago

Has Anyone Got Good Results With Cardio Version For Afib?

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

HI Jim, You had an awkward moment there, more likely will not forget .
Hope you stay well.

posted 5 days ago

For Those Who Have Had Both Cardiovesion And Ablation, Which Is Less Invasive Procedure. Trying To Make A Decision.

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I have continues afib, and these are two procedures for afib treatments but I'm trying to avoid any procedure if there's any other alternative.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

My ablations didn’t last very long either

posted June 9

Does Stents Really Help You Feel Better And Give You More Energy As Well As Relieve Shortness Or Breath

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

When I had 1 stent put in 20+ years ago, relief from the shortness of breath. At the time while waiting for the stent to put be put in, was on heparin drip / IV which provided temp relief while… read more

posted June 4
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