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Dec 30, 2019 · Stiff Heart - diastolic heart failure in Heart & Blood Health

Hi @tcokeefe. I am a 67 year old female who was diagnosed with diastolic heart failure 5 years ago. I know the feeling you are experiencing. I’ve been told by my cardiologist and an electrophysiologist, that the 5 year mark is not accurate. It all depends on the person. I’m hoping to see my grandchildren grow up. I try to exercise and eat
right. I am in Afib all the time now but my meds seem to be helping, at the moment. I try not to read too much on the internet but searched all I could the first year or so. Good luck to you. Wishing you a Happy, healthy New Year!!👍🏻

Dec 2, 2019 · Pericardial Resection/Window - HFpEF, Pericardial Effusion in Heart & Blood Health

Hi Regina. I was diagnosed in January of 2015. I now have chronic Afib and it is being managed by medication. I still am able to walk most days and feel pretty darn good. How about you?

Jul 3, 2019 · Pericardial Resection/Window - HFpEF, Pericardial Effusion in Heart & Blood Health

I have hf with pef and no usual symptoms. I try to walk 4-5 times per week. I walk 1 1/2 miles in 30 minutes. I am experiencing some tiredness but just upped metoprolol and that seems to have increased fatigue. I am in Afib all the time and the Drs. are controlling the rate with meds. I have not heard of this clinical trial. Sure hope it works.

Mar 10, 2019 · Salty Facts – Heart Failure and Sodium in Heart & Blood Health

They have a new farm raised salmon out of Antarctica. Haven’y tried it because I feel the same way about farmed fish. The company is Sixty South.

Feb 27, 2019 · Diastolic dysfunction in Heart & Blood Health

I have diastolic dysfunction and I would suggest you see a cardiologist. Personally, I would recommend Mayo, if possible.

Feb 26, 2019 · Salty Facts – Heart Failure and Sodium in Heart & Blood Health

I’ll have to give that a try.😊

Feb 26, 2019 · Salty Facts – Heart Failure and Sodium in Heart & Blood Health

We eat very little processed food. I do read food labels and it’s amazing how much sodium is added. We eat a lot of chicken and fresh veggies. I make most of our meals from scratch and I love to bake. I tend to use less salt than recipes call for. When you get used to eating less sodium you can really tell the difference when you go out for dinner.

Feb 9, 2019 · Palpitations in Heart & Blood Health

I take 50 mg of Metoprolol everyday and I did notice tiredness and a little dizziness too. That was about all the reaction I had. It usually gets better after the first couple of weeks. Good luck!