I am 56 years young, have had in the last 7 years, 4 heart attacks (2 right, 2 left), double bi-pass surgery (right), and 2 embolisms (1 pe & 1 arterial, left leg femeral) . My ejection fraction is 18. I keep getting tossed between my regular cardiologist and a heart failure doctor, but still don't have any idea what's next. I know my heart is not doing well and hanging in there, but I would like some peace of mind. Having trouble sleeping, gaining and loosing weight (sometimes 3-4 ilbs over night). Should I get a 2nd opinion? Or just keep going thru what I have been until it finally gives out? Thanks for listening!View Thread
I am 2 weeks out from my surgery and was just wondering if anyone else who has had open heart surgery has had pain and stiffness more on the left side of the body then the right. I do know that the chest tube was on my left side, is it because of the heart/lung machine? Thanks, RobertView Thread
5 years ago I sufferd a major heart attack in which my left main was 100% blocked and 2 other areas were 60%. I got a sent in the left main, but the damage was done. A year after that my cardiologist suggested that I get a ICD implanted, which I did. Since then I have had to retire at age 49 ( I am 54 now) becuse of the stress and condition of my heart and go on SSDI. Well this past week I had another incident in which my right main was 100% blocked. I got 2 stents now in that one. So what's next? Is this pretty much the end? Every little twitch my body does cocerns me now, I am having a real hard time sleeping (I may be sleeping but I am not resting) and now the depression has started.View Thread
Accordign to the paperwork and all I have, my first heart attack, my LAD was 100% blocked. In this event, my RAD was 100% blocked. I start Phase II rehab next week after my follow-up with my cardiologist..View Thread
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