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Oct 21, 2018 · Ongoing Chest Pain with normal tests in Heart & Blood Health

If you haven't had a heart cath, I would ask your doctor why. I had chest pain and back pain on and off for a long time. Every EKG, stress test and Echo I had always showed I was fine. Finally, a heart cath showed six blockages, three that were over 80%. I'am just one of these people who have problems with heart disease even on the strongest blood thinners. I even went for a second opinion a couple months ago and that doctor wanted to do another cath. He found two more (one 80% and one 90%) blockages. Don't be afraid to ask why a cath hasn't been done. That test could save your life. Unstable Angina could be another cause of your problems. Also, the fluttering you feel could be a sign of A-Fib)

Aug 14, 2018 · Stuffed nose from CPAP in Sleep Health

Thank you for the responses. Yes, make sure I have plenty enough water every night. My son works for a company that cleans old houses and they sometimes use Vicks because of the smell but that is only occasionally. I'll look into that AYR. Thank you all again.

Jul 31, 2018 · Stuffed nose from CPAP in Sleep Health

I realized I have to use my CPAP machine due to my heart. I couldn't get use to a full face mask for nothing and a nasal pillow cause the inside of my nose to get chapped. I'm finally getting use to a nasal mask but so many times I wake up and my nose is so stuffed up I'm barely getting the air I need. I've tried adjusting the numbers on my Respironics CPAP machine but I still end up stuffed. Did anyone else ever have this problem and if so, what did you do to remedy the situation? I would appreciate and help at all. I thought of trying a little bit of Vicks VapoRub but I don't know if that would be a good idea.

Jul 11, 2018 · Pulmonary Hypertension in Heart & Blood Health

Hi Maryd. If you have a doctor that refuses to cath you while you are having all the problems after other tests, I'd find a new doctor.

Jul 4, 2018 · Some Afib going on in Heart & Blood Health

I have no idea what he is waiting on to see a cardiologist. If he didn't see one in the hospital, I would find out why and call a cardiologist who will see you while you are still sitting around waiting. What you have described is NOT something you want to put off.

Jun 12, 2018 · Pulmonary Hypertension in Heart & Blood Health

I would have them do a right heart cath. If they still refuse, insist. This is one test that will almost certainly tell if you have PH. Stress tests and echos are good but not always the most reliable. I had a stress test done on a Tuesday that showed everything was fine. Two days later on Thursday a heart cath showed six blockages with three of them being stented.

Apr 23, 2018 · On going shortness of breath in Heart & Blood Health

I'll have to find out Mary D. I'm not sure if they ever have or not. Yes, I'am on blood thinners but no, I've never been to a hematologist

Apr 21, 2018 · On going shortness of breath in Heart & Blood Health

Hi Maryd. Thank you for your answer. The answer is yes, I did have a stress MRI and that showed nothing also. I at a total loss. People think it's in my mind because they can't find nothing. But the scary part is that it is getting worse. I've told the doctor many times that the chest pain does not worry me, especially since I have unstable angina. So I'm going to have chest pain but not being able to breathe is sometimes sheer terror. I just don't know what to do anymore.