At the age of 32, I Found out I had this. I never knew before. At 13 I was told I had Mitral Valve Prolapse, at 30, I was told it wasn't MVP, but WPW (Wolff-Parkinson White) and few days ago I went to the doctor and they saw in my chart listed since 2012 LVNC, and began to confirm with me the things I have and I was never TOLD I had LVNC! I then went online when I got home and looked at my entire chart. And low and behold its there. I don't understand what it is, I have a cardiology appointment on next week but now my anxiety (which I also suffer from is sky high) considering all the stuff I've read about LVNC, its congenital (so I've had this since birth) and that its a FORM of heart failure. This bothers me so much that I never knew and im really upset right now. I could have only 5 years to live! I want children, Im engaged, my business was doing okay until I began to feel extremely fatigued that's what sent me to get a check up. I know they say the condition is rare, but is there anyone out here I can talk to about it from a personal perspective and not a medical one from a doctor. I've had doctors tell me im totally fine, I don't get this. Im confused and frightened. Heck WPW already scares me with the sudden death cardiac arrest, now this? What was my mother DOING when I was in utero?!! Now im mad at her and im scared to have children since this is genetic I could pass it to him/her.View Thread
I am posting for my dad who came to us on a visitor visa who had an open bypass surgery 2 years back....
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I am posting for my dad who came to us on a visitor visa who had an open bypass surgery 2 years back. Yesterday he is complaining about the difficulty in breathing at night, he is perfectly ok during the day time. He had a swollen leg on the one where the vein is removed for graft.
Any advises that he should seek a medical help right away or any other tips that can be followed to reduce the symptoms. He is on a minimum insurance protection.View Thread
It's been two years now since my bypass, I've passed several stress tests with no problem, walk everyday, do not have glaucoma or any eye pressure problems, can I use a inversion table with no problems?View Thread
about two weeks ago i went to the doctor and found out i have a very slow heartbeat, i was clocked at 38 bpm on the ecg so he referred me to a cardiologist. since that time i have been experiencing chest pains more frequently, and for the last three days i have had pain in my throat and chest when swallowing. My appointment with the cardiologist is in one week, but im not sure if i should wait that long does anyone have any advice or seen a similar situation?View Thread
I'm seeking reassurance after experiencing a number of concerning symptoms that are consistent with an...
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I'm seeking reassurance after experiencing a number of concerning symptoms that are consistent with an impending heart attack. The doctors have completed a thorough workup, but because I fall into the low-risk category, I'm told that anxiety is the culprit. My question is whether I should try to press the issue of additional testing in the very rare (but still possible) event that my symptoms are related to heart disease.
For the past year, I've had two different kinds of heart episodes. The first is a sudden-onset tachycardia while sitting/resting. My heart rate goes to 160 bpm then gradually decreases to baseline within ~5 minutes. I usually get lightheaded at onset, but am totally fine during the episode itself. The beats feel regular in rhythm. For the second kind of episode, my heart flutters/palpitates in my chest. It takes my breath away and lasts only 1-2 seconds (also occurs while sitting/resting). My heart rate typically goes to 100 bpm at onset and then gradually goes to baseline within a few minutes. In addition to these episodes, I've had chest pain, anxiety (which I rarely ever had before), and my limbs have gone numb in my sleep.
The doctors have performed multiple EKGs within the past year, some of which have been normal and others abnormal (I have sinus arrhythmia, and a couple of my EKGs showed 'inferior Q waves probably normal variation" and "abnormal T, consider ischemia, inferior leads"). The EKGs were never recording while I was having an episode. The doctors also did an echo (normal), chest x-ray (normal), and blood tests (normal thyroid, CBC, lipid panel, CRP). A one-month long event monitor showed only sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, and the sinus arrhythmia. But again, I never experienced the two episodes I describe above while on the event monitor. Other tests include a tilt test showing only low blood pressure (102/64), brain CT (normal), and brain MRI (normal).
I'm particularly worried now because these episodes have been increasing in frequency from once every few months to everyday. I also have intermittent chest pain (pressure is on the left side), nausea, worsening anxiety and fatigue, burning in the center of my chest and lower neck, and pain in my fingers. I called the cardiologist to see if I should come in, but given the results of my previous testing, he said, "no, I'll give you a low-dose Metoprolol Tartrate for the tachycardia. You're low-risk for heart disease."
I'm considered low-risk for the following reasons: female, 28 years old, ~20 BMI (5'4", 115 lbs), low blood pressure, never smoked/no alcohol/no drugs/no caffeine. I eat organic fruits, vegetables, and meat but no dairy or grains because I have IBS and those foods exacerbate my symptoms. Before a year ago, I was an active gym-goer (1-hour lifting, 1 hour running 3-5x a week).
BUT I consider some things in my history to be high risk: all the men on my dad's side have died from atherosclerosis. My dad had a stent at 60 for an artery that was 90% blocked. In addition, I've been stressed more in the past year than I have been in my life, and I've stopped going to the gym because I'm too scared of having a potentially fatal attack. Finally, when I was active in the past, I'd occasionally get chest pain while running long distances but I never thought anything of it because I wasn't an anxious person back then.
I realize that my behavior has tiptoed over to the irrational and counter-productive zone, which is why I wanted the opinion of a second doctor before I let this issue go entirely. My question is whether my symptoms of increasing chest pain, nausea, palpitations, and chest burning, is reason to pursue additional testing or not. I would appreciate any advice.
If it's relevant, here are the results of a very recent lipid panel (mg/dL): total cholesterol 166, HDL 64, LDL 89, triglycerides 67, non-HDL cholesterol calc 102 View Thread
recently was taken to er for dyspnea following a hockey game. im 50 y.o and was in excellent condition. 2 years ago i had an echo and thalium stress test that came back perfect. my duke treadmill score was 12. i was floored that my dyspnea is now due to an enlarged right side of my heart as determined on echo. ecg was normal as was chest x ray and the ct scan with contrast on lungs.
next stop is a pulmonologist. any insights? reversible? lethal?
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my dad who was 93 when he died a few years ago of what they called myocardial infarction. My dad had been...
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my dad who was 93 when he died a few years ago of what they called myocardial infarction. My dad had been kept overnight at the hospital, was scheduled to be discharged the next day. I stayed at the hospital all night with him the night before he died and he kept trying to remove the cathater. 1) Is is possible that the catheter was what helped to cause the catheter the next day? whilte still at the hospital, my sister told me that he started throwing up very dark liquid which got progressively more violent and within 1/2 hour, my dad died. is there anything that the doctor &nurses could have done for my dad to make his last moments on earth less violent? thank you for your response.View Thread
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