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  • Looking for others with Giant Cell Myocarditis or Heart Transplant at a Young Age?

    cafilson 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 6, 2014 03:41 PM

    My name is Claire. I am a 22 year old woman recently diagnosed with Giant Cell Myocarditis.I am looking for others with Giant Cell Myocarditis, or those living with or possibly needing a heart transplant. Particularly others close to my age.With the rarity of this disease, finding others to connect...

  • Anyone out there with Giant Cell Myocarditis?

    cafilson 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 6, 2014 03:37 PM

    My name is Claire. I'm 22 years old and I was diagnosed with Giant Cell Myocarditis a week before Christmas. This disease is pretty rare, and pretty fatal, so the chances of finding others with this disease is a long shot, but I thought I would try. I just am looking for others with GCM to maybe...

  • strange set of symptoms - help, what is this

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 2, 2014 06:15 AM

    Admitted in hospital for 2 weeks.abdominal distention and swelling. get worse when drinking water. blood clots in both legs. extreme swelling of thighs with edema at the kneescan not weight barediscolouration of toesloss of appetite

  • Senses changed after stroke

    Dyanne78 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease October 28, 2013 02:44 AM

    My husband, 53, suffered a stroke last week due to a torn carotid artery. Thankfully, he was administered TPA in 18 minutes and he Recovered all his speech, movement etc.Briefly, he was completely paralyzed on his left side. Now, the only remnant that appears leftover from his stroke is a strange...

  • This was too strange?upper back pain on left side sharp like a knife! I could TIME it

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease October 25, 2013 04:08 PM

    I didn't know what was going on. I got this sharp stabbing pain in my upper back. I started to realize it was timed. Lying in bed with the pain, I counted the seconds. The stabbing pain started, lasted for exactly 10 seconds, stopped for 45 seconds. Started again for the same seconds!This went...

  • I don't really know why I almost died.

    LunaLove 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease October 20, 2013 05:35 PM

    I was in the ICU for eight days and hospitalized for a total of eleven nights due to sepsis, pneumonia in both lungs, a crazy high white blood cell count, an enlarged spleen... the list goes on and on. I am a 22 year old female. The sepsis has left me feeling like I got hit my a train, and I have...

  • 5 Doctors 12 Medications- Who Refills the rx's

    Dragger 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease October 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    Congestive heart failure:5 Doctors 12 Medications- Who Refills the rx'sI've ended up with five doctors some I've only seen in the hospital never to be seen again, PCP's, that change, cardiologist, surgeons and even my dentist. I've tried keeping a list but with 12 medications and 4 to 5 doctors...

  • Cardio Intrapment

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease September 23, 2013 08:42 PM

    I am trying to find out as much information on this as possible. Someone very close to me has just been diagnosed with this and I need to know as much as possible.What can I do to help?Is there a surgical treatment?What can I do to help limit pain and cause other issues such as Syncope...

  • long term chest pains

    molliebarrowcliffe 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 31, 2013 11:15 PM

    i have been suffering with severe chest pains for approximately 7 months and after going to the doctors he diagnosed it as an inflamed muscle and prescribed ibuprofen.After taking these tablets my chest pain did reduce but it is still there most days.I was wondering if anybody else was experiencing...

  • long term chest pains

    molliebarrowcliffe 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 31, 2013 11:09 PM

    i have been experiencing serious chest pain for around 7 months.After going to see my doctor he suggested it was in inflamed muscle and i was prescribed ibuprofen to take 3 times a day. Although these tablets did reduce the pain it has not got rid of it.I was wondering if other people experienced...

  • Buerger's disease

    Edbell 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 1, 2013 07:58 PM

    Does anyone know of any doctors familiar or experienced with this disease. Preferably on the east coast of the United States. I am a 40 year old male. I went to hospital mid June for some issues in my toe. I was diagnosed with blockages in the femoral artery of the left leg. They did a femoral...

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  • Lancets for INRatio Monitoring System

    linlinzaw 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease July 7, 2013 06:52 AM

    Dear All,I would like to know whether I can use any type of Lancet for PT/INRatio Monitoring System.Amazon can't delivery that Lancets for INRatio Monitoring System to Singapore, and so I am wondering if I can use other lancets e.g. Accu-Check Softclix Lancets - 100 ea.I have zero knowledge on...

  • need to get this sorted

    baker1988 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease April 26, 2013 06:56 AM

    Hi every one i am new here but had to try something other then just googleing my symptoms so here goes.I am a 24yr old male weighing about 16st, i have a few symptoms that i have been going to the doctor about with no luck as of yet basically my symptoms are:dizziness / feeling like thinks are...

  • MayHelpLowerCholesterol

    Rider Hunting 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease April 22, 2013 02:47 AM

    This was Written by the Medic MoleWhat Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is often interchanged with the term fats or lipids. However, fats, also called lipids, encompass three classes. Cholesterol belongs in one of those classes.3 Classes of Lipids· Triglycerides ...

  • After barbiturate overdose, can you be revived with a defibrillator?

    samhiggins 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease April 10, 2013 05:56 AM

    So today I met someone who said that they technically "commited suicide" because they overdosed on barbiturates and their heart stopped for a full minute, but then their heart started again after the doctors used a defibrillator, and they recovered. Apparently this person lies a lot and I'm just...

  • After barbiturate overdose, can you be revived with a defibrillator?

    samhiggins 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease April 10, 2013 05:37 AM

    So today I met someone who said that they technically "commited suicide and lived" because they overdosed on barbiturates and their heart stopped for a full minute, but then their heart started again after the doctors used a defibrillator, and they recovered. Apparently this person lies a lot and...

  • bubbles in my vein

    chikiz 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease February 4, 2013 02:53 PM

    it's been 1day but last nite as i was leying in bed my arm started feeling warm and felt like bubble was going through my arm vein it felt very weird then i felt it on my foot it seems like it was going all my body and started to burn and felt a little pain what can it bee please ?

  • distended right jagular vein

    serger steeve 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 14, 2013 06:03 PM

    i'm 19 years old , male the story begins one year agoi was woken up by tachycardia and strong beaten hearti was admitted to the ER , and treated with beta blockerECG was normalafter that , i observed distention of my rt jagular vein sometimesultrasound echo cardiogram was normal .. EF was 69% , SV...

  • pounding heart

    ksmack1134 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 6, 2013 03:50 AM

    my chest has been pounding on and off the the past week or 2 now, it usually happens when i am sitting down or laying in bed. the pounding can last for a few seconds to a few minutes. sometime there is a little bit of pain. i am 19, male

  • Heart pounding after little exertion

    noob5,000,000 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease November 4, 2012 01:08 AM

    I'm a 20 year old male, not in great shape but not horrible either (5' 10", 215-220lb). I have a history of chest pain and heart palpitations caused by anxiety, but this is probably unrelated.My heart sometimes pounds after minimal activity. For example, after climbing the stairs at a brisk pace...

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