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Cardiac Cath

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Well just got home from the hospital this afternoon. I had to be carried off one of my favorite hiking trails Monday afternoon. As I climbed the trail I became very short of breath. Tried resting but heartrate was still so fast that I could not count it. Decided to call for help from the rangers. When they got to me neither of them could count my pulse or get a blood pressure. They started me on oxygen while waiting for the rescue team to get there. From their I was taken to Vanderbilt ER and admitted to the hospital. After my 2 day stay and a heart catheterization I was told my heart had no blockages and was pumping normally. Yea God for that but no real cause was found for what had occurred. So now I am wearing a heart monitor for 2 weeks. They think I might have had a sudden irregular heart beat causing my blood pressure to drop. I know one thing it has made me more determined to lose weight and get healthy

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDA! 10/10/2013 12:17AM

    I am very happy that there was no blockage.

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STEVENKIND 10/9/2013 8:34PM

    Halter monitor. Glad there was no blockage or other issues. Heart and Type II are why I am exercising, besides being 58. Take good care of yourself.

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ZIGGY122 10/9/2013 7:54PM

    emoticon So glad your okay.

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