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7/30/10 1:22 A

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Well saw primary he still concerned that I am still having chest pains and has directed me to go to ER if they get any worse, BP was up he did blood work and have to wait for results before can do anything with BP meds. He also told me I am out for the count no more work like I have been able too in the past two years I tried and scared a dear friend almost to death, he was convinced that I had a heart attack, might have but being hard headed refused to go to hospital. maybe if I had gone would not have ended up having a TIA and they would have found the blockages earlier. Well sorry for rambling. Now to wait on the disability people, hope something come through soon I can't afford to continue going to the doctors.

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7/29/10 2:32 A

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Well I see my primary today, Bp check and just a follow up to being in the hospital again. Had pneumonia two weeks ago. I see the cardiologist in a week along with the oncologist same day one is one end of the hall and the other is on the other end of the hall they have the entire floor, then the follow week the gastrologist.

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4/27/10 1:54 P

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Thanks, now I'm home and going to take a long deserved nap

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4/27/10 11:46 A

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Sorry you are having more problems.

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4/27/10 2:59 A

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well had another coronary stent this week and have been told that it is due to scar tissue and that they figure it will happen again and that I have to put up with it

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1/24/10 11:45 A

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Hi,
At first I thought I had to have by-pass surgery but , thank goodness it was only angioplasty. I have been nervous about it ever since it was mentioned. I certainly appreciate your information on this website. Maybe now I can make the appointment for the procedure. I do hope there is no pain.
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Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there. - Bo Jackson


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BABITS29210's Photo BABITS29210 Posts: 611
1/19/10 9:34 A

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Thanks hopefully the road with straighten out with less bumps emoticon

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1/17/10 6:23 P

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BABITS29063: It sounds like you have been through a lot. You are in my prayers. Please let me know how things are going.

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BABITS29210's Photo BABITS29210 Posts: 611
1/16/10 3:00 P

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Yes, I've had 8 since April they are a little scary but I had excellent doctors the first one was done a hospital that could not do stents so I was transferred to a hospital that handles that, they put two stents in the LAD in August two more stents were put in due to restonis, in December started having chest pains and 5 more stents were put in due to more stenosis 3 in the LAD and 2 in the right I've had great doctor just really bad luck with aggressive coronary disease I recovered really quick from the cardiac cath's the last cath was done three days ago due to chest pains again, this time they have decided that I'm having coronary artery spasm along with some more build up in the artery they are going to try aggressive treatment with drugs if that doesn't work then looking at by-pass

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1/12/10 11:41 A

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I had a heart cath when I was 9, they were trying to decide if I needed open heart surgery. Thankfully, I didn't. I had no problems with the cath, was awake the whole time. It was a little scary for a 9 year old but not that big of a deal. They promised me a hamburger and milk shake afterwards so I just laid there and let them do their thing.

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1/12/10 11:29 A

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I had 4 angioplasties in 2007. I had a total of 7 stents placed 6 in my left descending artery and 1 in my right descending artery. My only symptom at the time was shortness of breath over a 2 week period. I was very scared the first time because I didn't know what to expect. After the first time, I knew what to expect so it wasn't quite as bad. I had a heart cash yesterday and it was probably the best one yet. I had very little pain and the recoup time was a lot less. They did find new blockage but said that it wasn't the cause of my recent chest pain. I went home the same day and I was more alert after yesterday's test then my previous ones. I love my doctors, they never once made me feel bad about myself or my weight. I agree you have to trust them and you will feel better. I did.

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1/10/10 11:20 P

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I had 2 procedures done in a 2 hours time frame. It is also called a cardiac cath. The gone in through your groin and snake a very fine wire with a camera into your heart to take a look around. If needed they could possibly compress any plaque against the artery walls or place a stent in the artery to prevent heart attacks.

The latter is what they did to me, since I was having a heart attack. This will allow blood flow to the heart and reduce the risk of more problems. It is a very common procedure. But you have to have w lot of faith in your cardiologist. Mine is the Head of the Heart Transplant Unit at a very good hospital.

Good luck. Let us know how you well after it is done.

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1/8/10 8:34 P

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Hi,
I am relatively to this web site and now I am brand new to a heart ailment. I found myself feeling tired and now I am out of breath when walking. Today I saw a cardiologist who wants to do an angioplasty. Has anyone had this procedure? What was your experience?
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1/7/10 5:19 P

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Follow your DR.'s directions and you will do ok.

When life hands you trouble slow down and stop to smell the roses. Life is so short, live like today is the last day of your life. Enjoy.
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1/7/10 4:47 P

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I saw the cardiologist for the first time since 2007. We were home for the holidays so I saw a US doctor. It was nice seeing a cardiologist who spoke English. She did an EKG (abnormal); Echo (abnormal) and a nuclear stress test (did well). My aneurysm hasnít progressed so that was good news. I tolerated the stress test well so I was given the go ahead to resume exercise at any level as long as my heart rate stays below 140. The doctor said I would be hard pressed to get it to 140 because I have very low blood pressure and a low resting heart rate (58) plus Iím on atenolol to keep it down. It took a lot for me to get my heart rate up to what the doctor wanted during the stress test. I was about wore out before it got up there. I hate hills and she had me on a steep incline. The doctor said I am lucky because of my low BP and hr. That it is one of the reasons why the aneurysm has gotten worse. She also went over some of the symptoms of the aneurysm; I had them and didnít know what was causing them. The tiredness and dizziness were from that not my sugar levels being too low. None of the other doctors ever told me that, they just kept running more tests. She told me to continue to take my meds, eat healthy, exercise, and lose weight. Oh, and listen to my body. When it says rest, do just that. Not to keep going like Iím trying to prove Iím stronger than I am. I will just make myself sick. Said she would see me on my next trip home unless I have any problems. In the meantime, continue the every 6 month ct scans and lab work and listen to my Internal Medicine doctor instead of rolling my eyes at her.

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