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Hello everyone. I am 60 yrs old and will be 61 on Nov. 2nd. I was in the Army for 9 years and am a Vietnam and Cold War Veteran 75-84. I was think I was a good soldier with 14 medals by the time I got out and many unit certificates. I wanted to stay in and retire, but I was diagnosed with PTSD, Explosive Anxiety Disorder was the main reason plus one other that I prefer not to discuss. I am very pro-military and care deeply about all my brothers and sisters that have served and still serving. I found later that while working I would get to hard to breathe and my chest would hurt. I would go into the garage and rest and i would feel better and go back at it. This happened 7 times. I told the doctor on one of my regular visits about it because the last one was stronger. Shortness of breath, pain in my chest, I felt as if I was gritting my teeth so hard that even hurt and pain was radiating down my left arm. He sent me straight in for a stress test. After they rolled me over on the cart the two nurses didn’t say anything, but I could tell something was not right. The one nurse left the room kind of in a rush and came back with the doctor. He told me they needed to do scan that my heart had a problem. Come to find out those 7 incidents were mini heart attacks and I was not smart enough to realize that. The last one was a heart attack and i should have gone to the hospital at that moment. I had a artery 98 percent blocked a nbn d it was killing the muscles on the front of my heart. They did a implantation of a stint to clear the artery. He said that I had another one that will need the same thing in a few years. I have h as d to have done several years ago. Anyways, i want to say Than you you for letting me join the group. I do ha vfc e Cardiovascular disease and do watch my heart, pulse with a machine and mail the print out every 3 months to my doctor. LOL, save money on office visits. So far I was put on high blood pressure medication x2 pills a day and that is looking really good. Again thanks for letting me join.

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Hello jdk1957,
My name is Brenda and I would like to thank you for your great service. I had uncles in the service as well and a brother in law. There is nothing that can top what you went through for your feller man and your country, again thank you so very much! I am thankful that God had you where you needed to be when you were in a life treating dangerous situation. What do you eat for your daily meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner. I still struggle with this. Plus I struggling with weight as well.

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Hi, I have but been put on a heart watch. Have had three dramatic weight losses in my adult life plus cancer. Drs concerned heart muscle may be compromised …advice is to eat well/ healthy, stay calm, and be active.

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Hi,
I’m new to this having heart problems. The last few months I’ve swelled up with fluid so now the Drs. have me on BP pill twice a day with my water pill which I’ve been on for 8 months. In Sept. I had a stress test. They did the chemicle Lexiscan due to I have a bad back and right leg. I’m asthmatic so when the medicine hit me I couldn’t breath. At 2 mins. they said the Lexiscan would be subsiding with the side affects but with me it got stronger and they had to reverse the Lexiscan so I would stop getting sick and I would have control of my feet again. That was horrible. I will get the results here soon. I have a bad vein in my right leg which I will be having surgery later on this month. I’ve had pneumonia 3 Tim’s this past winter so I’m really dreading to see the cold weather coming. Although that’s one of my favorite seasons.

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First sir, thank you. My family is military heavy and my son is nuts for the Navy and wants to be a Navy aviator when he grows up.

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Hi. My name is Gus and back in 2013 I was informed that I had congestive heart failure. My cardiologist has me on medications since then and it appears to be under control whenever I visit my cardiologist.

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Hello. Does anyone in here have Wolfe Parkinson’s White Syndrome with their heart? I go to Dr & even some of Dr’s or nures have never even heard of it before. It makes it feel weird in today’s medicine. Had Catheter Ablation procedure to my heart in 2001. It helped me so much. It was incredible change from before procedure was done. My heart would race so hard & for to long. It would take all my energy for day or two. After, WOW… Now older still holding & So happy I did surgery … I get flutters now & then. Feels like quick head flush, then gone. One deep breath & all is great.

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Welcome to the Community! We’re happy to have you here and appreciate you kicking off the conversation in Heart Health!

I’m so sorry to hear about the heart events you experienced while in the service. Thank you for sharing your story here.

Feel free to add any new Topics to the Community that you’d find helpful—or reply to other members to connect with them, learn more, and share support. The Community is here to help. :)

Wishing you a Happy early birthday!

—Ivy
Community Manager

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Hi 🖐 I’m new here. My father passed away almost 2 years from a heart attack, and I just recently found out that he had AFib and didnt even know it. According to his Doc he had it for about 5 years before he passed. I know its hereditary and I’m concerned…

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I’m so sorry about the loss of your father. I lost my father four and a half years ago as well. You should definitely have an evaluation done if you’re worried at all about your heart. I have hypertension, and heart failure, which I inherited from both of my parents. Heart disease can be extremely dangerous, but is definitely manageable. Please keep updated!!

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Hello,
I suffer from dextacardia and CHF herewith 40% function. Amongst other things.

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My heart attack was caused by stress so I have been trying to stay away from stress which is hard to do.

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Hi I am new to the group. I would like to say thank you for all that has shared about the heart conditions that you have. I have recently well earlier this year been diagnosed with A-fib. Something that I had no idea that was going on with my heart. Evidently I had this for about five years. The reason I say that I’ve had it for about five years is that is when I got to the point where I could not walk across the room without sitting down for a minute catching my breath getting up and going again. I had no energy whatsoever still don’t at this time. The doctors have told me that it is not hereditary it something that happens to folks usually older folks like myself. I have just turned 68 years old! My mom is 85 she has congestive heart failure. I have a brother and is three years younger than Me that has congestive heart failure also. So anyway make a long story short, I had an episode with my heart flip-flopping and beating so hard and so fast for so long my sister took me to the emergency room. And that is when I was diagnosed with a fib. Since then I have recently seen two specialists. One cardiologist and one that they called the electrician doctor of the heart. So now the last Dr told me that I had an option and it would be to have Oblation done to my heart. Well I have been scared and asking God for a sign. Because I’ve read up on it and I know what It is and how it works. He did tell me that there was an 80% chance that it would stop me from having so much a-fib! which would be great. But my concern is after the surgery or I should say they procedure. Will I get my energy back.? That is the big question.? I know that there’s no guarantees for anything that you have to go through, but 80% sounds really good right now because I hate having this AFib basically controlling my life. So anyway I guess I’m asking if anyone has had the procedure done for AFib please let me know how you’re doing! And if you felt much better after the procedure. And how long did it take you to get over the procedure? Thanks.

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Heart valve replacement 2006

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Hello I’m 62 years old. Suffer a heart attack 2008. Had two stents placement
2018 found out my aorta is in large and then two weeks later I found I have several blood clots in left arm

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New to the community. Has anyone else had a recent Ablation to correct an arrhythmia? I have a left ventricular ablation scheduled for early next year. Any information would be helpful

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I am new to this setting and would like to say hello to all those who participate. I suffer from congestive heart failure. I have a titanium mitral valve and a pacemaker just to name a few things that go with my heart. I also have AFib and a few other things that don’t come to mind at the moment.

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I have Superventiculartachycardia short it is SVT… It’s where your heart can race…even if you’re not doing anything but to prevent it more from racing you shouldn’t have caffeine,do drugs.drink beer and other things I am sure… if you have SVT and new to it…look it up and it will explain it more 🙂

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My name is LORETTA I am 62 years old and in 2017 I had a massive heart attack were my aorta Burst and all the doctors said I should have been dead. But God seem fit for me to live. They placed a artificial metal aorta and valve in my heart that I can hear all the time . It’s rather loud but that’s, I know that I’m alive. The only thing left from heart attack was my right leg and foot was nerve damage which I still have alot of pain and problems with. But I say if that’s all I have issues I’m ok with it. God is so good.

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