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Question about HDL
Hi - I have had to take Lipitor 20 mg for several years - my mom had same problem so guess I take after her....More
Posted by Anon_11642
Not happy With EP Part 2
Ok as you've seen from my earlier post the Metoprolol doesn't seem to be working. Yes my BP is fine....More
Posted by waynemonaghan1
chest pain after stent placement
I had a stent put in about 2 weeks ago and still have a dull ache between my breast. Sometimes it goes away while...More
Posted by pudty
stages of arvd
am 42 and I have been diagnosed with arvd. I am waiting on my genetic testing results. however, the minimum...More
Posted by An_257498
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I'm scared for my 10 year old. I really need suppo...
When my son was 5, he was diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve, aortic valve insufficiency, aortic root...More
Posted by crosslin44
end stage heart failure treatment
My 94 year old mother has end stage congestive heart failure. She received a pacemaker in April 2014. She...More
Posted by An_257488
Not Happy With EP
White male age 54 6'3 310 pounds. Yes overweight. Had an ablation last summer 2013 for a-fib and my EP...More
Posted by waynemonaghan1
LiveVest defibrillator vs ICD surgery?
Due to Lumbar spine problems I have been considering the use of a LifeVest defibrillator instead of a...More
Posted by selfcaregiver
Opinion sought on Stress Thallium test
Patient history: - Age: 71 years - Had bypass surgery 13 years ago - Angioplasty 8 months ago Complaint: ...More
Posted by pardiprathi
Question please
Hi - Have two things to ask here - Ask a Doctor - online - are they reputable - they were on The Doctors...More
Posted by Anon_11642
Cardiomyopathy question
Hello, I would like some help understanding how cardiomyopathy is diagnosed. My cardiologist suspects...More
Posted by lesterfreamon
I'm 21 years of age, and I am a girl. I was born with a hole in my heart, but they said it cleared up. Ever...More
Posted by An_257402
Pain and dizziness
I'm 27 years old. I weight 250 pounds. Been trying to lower weight. I'm on high blood pressure medication and...More
Posted by daveds
Post bypass recovery
My brother just had a quadruple bypass and is about to be released. The problem I have is that I have...More
Posted by mhmhancock531
Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia and Medications
I am 20 and I have had a high heart rate for a while, but it started getting in the 100s+bmp resting over the...More
Posted by amr6257
surgery usually the answer?
hi I'm a 40yo male, 6'2" 270lbs. For about the past month I have been experiencing slight pains in my...More
Posted by xavierflatbush
heart stent surgery..
my dad just had 3 stents put in on thursday... it is now tuesday and hes already had another heart attack!!!...More
Posted by addiemarie
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Drastic drop in total cholesterol
33 year old overweight man. 6 weeks ago, total cholesterol measured at 233, HDL at 62, LDL 166, Triglycerides...More
Posted by An_257322
Can Lyme disease hurt your heart
Can Lyme disease contracted 30 some odd years ago affect someone's heart now causing heart disease and heart...More
Posted by An_257321
heart palpitations
I have had the palpatations for 5 months now.. Had the monitor for 1 month and the echo.. My heart was fine...More
Posted by An_257284
Bypass surgery in late January
Hi. I had triple bypass surgery in late January. I still have pain in the muscles, etc of my chest and upper...More
Posted by An_257280
Heart plaque
Hello I just joined this site and I have a question. I just had a ct heart scoring test done on my heart...More
Posted by sharkbait117
Due to symptoms from PAD(peripheral Arterial Disease) my surgeon has suggested Aorta-bifemoral bypass graft. My...More
Posted by msrytw
Due to symptoms from PAD(peripheral Arterial Disease) my surgeon has suggested Aorta-bifemoral bypass graft. My...More
Posted by msrytw
am 40yrs old RHD patient,undergone BMV 18 yrs back now i am totally asymtomatic but mva is 1.0 highly...More
Posted by mh06be5355
33 yr old female with cas family history of early heart attacks frequency of cas are happening been advised to...More
Posted by charli81

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