Just a quick question about an upcoming stent procedure. I just recently had a PET and it was discovered I have a blockage. I'll be oing in next week for stenting. I have all sorts of other things going on which are going to complicate things, but hopefully everything will go ok. I did have 2 stents put in about 12 years ago. Do they still put you on Plavix afterwards and for how long? As I said, I've got other issues including being on warfarin due to clotting issues.
My Father-in-law has had heart problems for 20+ years. He is on his 2nd pace maker. Since Christmas, he has been hospitalized 6 times. The doctor's said he was bleeding internally. They've given him blood 3 different times and have done the test from the top and bottom and they have found nothing. He's heart was working at 60% in Jan and is not only working at 30%. He is so weak that he can't even move himself up or over in the hospital bed. He is only eating a few bites of food during the day. He's carry 40+ pounds of fluid and were giving him 80 mg of Lasix through his IV. They took him off of it though yesterday b/c his kidneys are not working. Renal Dr. came in and says there is nothing he can do. This morning, they had to put him on oxygen. They also said that he has fluid on his lungs. We are really worried and are wondering if this seems to be really bad or fixable?View Thread
I have had a pacemaker for nearly two years with no issues. Yesterday I had tingling sensation 4 or 5 inches below the devise that felt like a cell phone on vibrate. Can anyone suggest what might have been happening?View Thread
I am a 50 yr old man and I have a bullet in my heart from when I was shot when I was 26 yrs. old. The position of the bullet made it so it couldn't be removed. I was told some years back that I have a traumatic heart murmur. What it boils down to is over the last 2 yrs it seems that my heart races more than anything. My pulse usually runs any where from 99 bpm to 128 bpm, but my blood pressure is good it runs 138/97, well not perfect but not real bad either. Well it's starting to worry me I'm afraid my heart is going to give out. If anyone has any advice PLEASE SHAREView Thread
I want to know if a 90 yr. old that has high BP and bladder issues low kidney function, arthritis all over...
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I want to know if a 90 yr. old that has high BP and bladder issues low kidney function, arthritis all over body, with dementia and hyperparathyroidism , with a slow heart rate, would a pacemaker really improve her health ??View Thread
I am relocating to Denver for a job but have recently been diagnosed with mild COPD. I've read extreme cold, muggy climates or elevation could exacerbate COPD symptoms. That doesn't leave too many options. If I relocate to Denver can I manage symptoms? (By the way, I am not a smoker.)
-Since it is mild it is only a slight issue at this juncture (living in Northeast), so I am not on meds, nor do I want to be. -The cold did not present an issue this winter. -Could running a humidifier (or anything) help me in Denver?
My dad is having a hard time staying comfortable. He can't eat, can't sleep, his white blood cells are up,...
Posted by An_262473
My dad is having a hard time staying comfortable. He can't eat, can't sleep, his white blood cells are up, his throat hurts. Please help me figure out if he needs at go to urgent care. I hate seeing my dad miserable. The clinic in our area says it is just a cold but i disagree with them due to his symptoms.View Thread
I had a 100% blockage in the left artery which was opened by a steint. Widowmaker. There was damage to my left ventricle and the pump rate is between 40 and 45 % now. There was also some minor aorta damage. Is this the way it is going to be for the rest of my life or can I do anything like exercise and diet. I don't smoke or use salt.View Thread
I've had what I thought was MVP for many years although never diagnosed. When I have these symptoms it seems...
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I've had what I thought was MVP for many years although never diagnosed. When I have these symptoms it seems to cause fulness in the base of my throat that results in belching. I recently had what I believe was a echocardiogram (not sure the name) in which I inquired about MVP. The cardiologists who reviewed the scan says my heart is fine and I do not have MVP. So what could it be? I have recently been diagnosed with mild copd (but I don't smoke) which also causes belching. Could the two be connected?View Thread
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