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Suffers of heart failure - question
I suffer from heart failure for 18 years, mild, grade one. Taking no meds. Question: do your ankles swell...More
Posted by daizyweb
Sleep apnea + more
Hello, I've had sleep apnea for a while and I've had episodes where I would have body pain, a high fever,...More
Posted by An_257749
Holter vs Stress test
Why would one need to wear a 24 hr Holter and still have to have a stress test? What information does the...More
Posted by peptide
Recently I have had edema in my feet along with blotchy redness. I have an artificial aortic valve and wonder...More
Posted by peptide
Doubt validity of Nuclear Stress Test
I recently developed suspicious symptoms while walking/running: Tighness in chest, tighness in both shoulders...More
Posted by bertwig
New CAD Diagnosis
Three weeks ago my husband was diagnosed with advanced coronary artery disease just a few months shy of his...More
Posted by heathers82
Hi am a 56 yr old male with CHF, and Edema, (Legs) the swelling has gone down, but my girlfriend has...More
Posted by redbaron1958
This may seem crazy, but how much at risk are you ...
My 65 year old sister, a long time smoker, has had emphysema and copd for years. After a recent hospitalization...More
Posted by lmede
During my last angiogram, I was told that my three heart arteries were completely blocked, but my heart...More
Posted by australia1952
Seek Assistance on Health and Medication
I have recently been placed on Ticagrelor tab.90mg (Brilinta) which is a blood thinner taken twice per...More
Posted by australia1952
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
Includes Expert Content
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

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