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Alcohol and blood thinners

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Jul 2, 2019 | Replies (4)

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hello martin!
I am very sorry to read your story about the "small" stroke. I was always impressed by your posts. and it was quite evident, that you took care of your own health as much as possible. . well that's life, isn't? I took care of myself (my dutch family was laughing, because I was so serious doing that). unfortunately I have cerebral deficits not because of a stroke, but due to a nearly heart stop (atrioventricular block grade 3) all of a sudden..the emergency doctor, who came to my house (2:00 am) did the right things. the same day they implanted a pacemaker. I was asking myself, why did it happen to me?
I am sure that the cerebral circulation was not enough, I have difficulties with the fine motor skills..
So we both have our problems. there is a german saying,: we all want to grow older, but not old.

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Thanks for the note, @yoanne. I'm glad you're still exuding insights and advice after such a severe heart problem. My wife and I both have had electrical problems with our hearts — me with A-fib and she with SVT. We're both in manageable conditions now, thanks to her medication (Fecainide) and mine (Carvedilol). And both of us have problems with fine motor skills, even static balance fully upright. But we went bowling this morning and did pretty well. After two lines, though, we both began to worry about losing our balance on the approach. After mentioning above that I quick drinking alcoholic beverages, I woke up this morning to a powerful medical discussion on CBS News that had one central message for all of us: Don't drink alcohol in any amount ever. I looked over my shoulder enroute to the shower and said, "Way ahead of up!" Their plea was based on data showing more people die in the US as a result of alcohol than any other medication of chemical substance. Sold me! Stay strong. Martin

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