I have congestive heart failure. I have lost weight but it seems like my feet and belly haven't. My feet get hot and feel prickly but they don't hurt. Could it be the shoes or diabetes? My heart rn says my feet aren't swollen and my heart is good. What could be wrong? This just started.View Thread
Hi, my twin brother and I have high cholesterol. We both have been experiencing chest pain all the time. We also are always extremely tired and get winded without doing hardly anything. The chest pain occurs even when we are not doing anything and intensify's when we exercise. It also gets worse after we eat anything remotely unhealthy. Could this be unstable Angina? Thanks a lot.View Thread
Since my 9 hr surgery 3/11/15, I still cannot breathe normally, causing me to get out of breath very, very easy, and am walking with a cane now. I am in Cardiac Rehab, but it is so stressful for me. I feel like I have a tight belt around my chest, cannot wear a bra as a result. After my surgery I went to the ER 3 times thinking it was my heart. My cardio Dr. put me through every Cardiac test, and determined my heart is fine. I made an appt. with a Pulmonary Dr., and am seeing my surgeon, and if they have no answers will get a 2nd opinion from another Cardiac Surgeon I have not had a good night's sleep, always yawning, sleepy, and feel tired all the time. Anyone had a similar experience ? Desperate to breathe normally again !!View Thread
I woke up Monday with a heaviness feeling in my chest. It felt like a 2 ton block was sitting on my chest. My heart rate was only lightly higher than my normal rate but still in the normal range.
Today I still have pain in my chest, but not the same heaviness feeling. My heart rate is higher at time too (above the normal range), and I have a new symptom, which is my left arm feels colder than my right arm, and it is lighter in color and I had but not its gone was a tingling feeling in left thumb and one finger on my left hand.
Should I check myself into the ER? I don't have medical insurance so my husband thinks I should wait it out. I'm worried because I have read women have different symptoms than men for heart attack. What is your recommendation?View Thread
Just got out of a routine cardiology appointment for moderate hypertension (been getting worse throughout M1,...
Posted by An_263898
Just got out of a routine cardiology appointment for moderate hypertension (been getting worse throughout M1, so I decided to get it under control). They had done an echo because of the high bp and young age back in March. [br>[br>I was told I have a dilatation at the aortic root, already at 4.54 cm (as of March). I am an otherwise pretty healthy 25 year old male with a couple year history of moderate hypertension (worsening in the last 6 months). No family history of connective tissue disorders, no vascular issues in the family history at all, and no heart malformations.[br>[br>They want to do a follow up MRI in a few months. I guess my question is should I seek a second opinion? Maybe do the MRI sooner? Seems like a pretty rare scenario and the cardiologist I saw did not inspire tons of confidence. [br>[br>Thanks in advance!View Thread
Every now and again I will get very light head and a weird "butterfly like" feeling in my chest out of...
Posted by An_263879
Every now and again I will get very light head and a weird "butterfly like" feeling in my chest out of nowhere. Should I be worried? I am only 18 years old and my father suddenly died a few years ago from heart failure.View Thread
I'm 43 years old, went in for a heart screen that included coronary calcium score, LAD 187, LCX 152, RCA 885, total 1224 (YIKES). I am asymptomatic, good lipid panels and BP. My stats are HDL 47, LDL 78, Total 140, trig 74, BP 118/76. I do have a family history heart disease and am very overweight. I am now on 10mg Simvistatin and Asprin.
I ended up doing a CPET with the following results:
STRESS EKG PORTION: Patient underwent Persantine PET protocol for 4 minutes and heart rate rose to 55% of the maximal age predicted heart rate. Stress EKG portion was non-diagnostic for ischemia.
FINDINGS: Stress perfusion images show a mild reduction in uptake in the distal anterior wall and apex with normalization on resting images. This is suggestive of mild ischemia in the distal left anterior descending artery territory. Gated perfusion images show normal wall thickening of all myocardial segments. Resting ejection fraction is 73%. Resting end diastolic volume 92 mL. Resting end systolic volume 25 mL. Stress ejection fraction 77%. Stress end diastolic volume 98 mL. Stress end systolic volume 23 mL. TID 0.98 is within normal limits. CT attenuation map reveals coronary calcification most prominently noted within the RCA and left circumflex and to a lesser degree within the left anterior descending coronary artery. Absolute flow quantifications shows global myocardial flow at rest of 0.61 mL/gram/minute which is normal. Global myocardial flow at stress is 1.88 mL/gram/minute which is mildly reduced. Global myocardial flow reserve is 3.05 which is normal.
IMPRESSION: 1. Abnormal study. Low risk study. 2. Perfusion images are suggestive of mild ischemia in the distal left anterior descending coronary artery territory. 2. Normal left ventricular ejection fraction, cavity size, and wall motion. 3. Coronary calcification noted within the right, left circumflex, and to a lesser degree in the left anterior descending coronary artery. 4. Normal myocardial flow reserve.
Please help me understand this study.The doc left it up to me to do an angiogram. He said the location of the ischemia is not life threatening and I wouldn't even know it if I had a MI from it.View Thread
Hello. I'm 30 years old and randomly got diagnosed with s heart murmur 4 weeks ago.
Doctor says it is...
Posted by An_263873
Hello. I'm 30 years old and randomly got diagnosed with s heart murmur 4 weeks ago.
Doctor says it is likely a systolic aortic murmur and is probably nothing to worry about, but have been referred for an echocardiogram - wait time is 8 weeks.
I suffer from anxiety attacks anyway and this has made me really really panic - I'm so scared.
I have a 'cough' - I use that word lightly as isn't really a cough - more a feeling of a lump in my throat that I need to clear or cough to get rid of - sensibly this is probably an anxiety symptom?
Bloodwork and ECG all came back normal. Blood pressure is also normal.
Please can anyone advise their thoughts? I'm convinced I'm in heart failure View Thread
My father is a diabetic and had a minor stroke (TIA) 6 years ago and recovered very very quickly. Has been in great health, exercises and eats healthy. Three weeks ago he suffered a mild stroke and bounced back very quickly as well. Last Wednesday, he had a mild heart attack, they did the catheter test to see if there were blockages. They found and cleared three blockages and put in two stents. He was released on Friday, in great spirits, with strict orders to take it easy. He does not have much appetite. With his last stroke they also discovered that he has high blood pressure. So now he is home but on some serious medication - diabetic meds, Crestor , plavix , aspirin and Lisinopril. He had his first major meal at dinner yesterday and shortly after did not feel very well. This morning he woke up not feeling very bright, feels listless, lethargic and depressed. My question is, I k now his body has been through a lot in the last month, and now is taking some serious medication, but are these feelings normal under the circumstances. I have been reading up on side effects, etc. and just seeing him being very down and not eating , concerns me. He has always been a very active and outgoing man. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Any insight and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!View Thread
My father is 67 years old and he has good physicaly fit. He is suger (reached to max 198 not obsevered more then that) pationt from last 10 years but it is in control manner. No bad habbit like smoking, dringing and no non-veg. We are from haryana so using milk product much like Milk, Dahi, lassi.
2 week before after having dinner he had pain in his center chest. After 2-3 hrs it get normal. Next day he went to dr. (gernal physicine ) to check dr. diagnoses and found BP and gastic. For that he gave medicine.
This pain observed 2-3 day after having food (lunch, dinner) but time is less as it was initial.
After that dr. advised to do TMT test, and we went to Medanta hospital (Gurgaon). They did angiography and give below reports. Asked to do immediate angeoplasty with 3 steont.
==> Coronary Angiographic Profile :
Left Main : Normal Left Ant.Desc. : Proximal 60-70% stenosis followed by 90% long lesion. Diagonal-1 : Minor plaquing Left Circumflex : Minor plaquing Obtuse Marginals-1 : Minor plaquing Obtuse Marginals-2 : Minor plaquing Obtuse Marginals-3 : Minor plaquing RCA : Dominant vessel. Proximal 50-60% long lesion followed by minor plaquing.
==> Final Impression :
Triple Vessel Disease.
==> Plan Myocardial Revascularisation.
Could you help us on following query :- 1. Based on above report do we need to go for thier advise (do immediate angeoplasty with 3 steont)? 2. If there is no life risk, can we start your advised medicine? 3. Can we go with EECP and BCA threopy if some one has experience?
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