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6 days ago · Heart problems, unknown cause in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi Jacob. I don't know who "they" are but telling you that you'll eventually grow out of it, I think it is time to find another doctor. cardiologist. I'll repeat exactly what Lioness said; if you don't have a cardiologist, you need to get one. Sounds like the two "specialists" need to send your records to another cardiologist so you can get a second opinion.

Sun, Sep 1 9:00am · When is a Stent needed? Tough call! in Heart & Blood Health

Hi EVW. First thing I'd like to mention is stress tests are good but not 100% which I hope your cardiologist told you. I say this because I had several stress tests done over time and every one said things were normal. Finally, I went for one more on a Tuesday and it said things were OK. Two days later on Thursday I had a heart attack and had three stents placed.

If you still have chest pain after a stress test shows nothing, maybe your doctor needs to do a heart cath. This will tell him/her anything a stress test doesn't. I believe that medicine and diet can help but it depends on the individual and extent of blockages. I have severe CAD and we tried every medicine out there and nothing worked. This is what has led me to have fifteen heart stents. I pray that things work out for you. But again, if your stress test shows OK and you still have chest pain, please talk to your cardiologist about a heart cath.

Sun, May 19 9:22pm · Ongoing Chest Pain in Heart & Blood Health

I feel very sorry for you Loved1. I'am still going through this today. I don't go the the hospital anymore because I'm tired of being told they can't find anything wrong. I told my cardiologist the last time I saw him that this chest pain and trouble breathing use to be frustrating. It is beyond that anymore. I have had thirty-eight heart caths. I have fifteen stents, a pacemaker and had 5 angioplasty's. I know I have unstable angina and that is a problem. But this chest pain is ridiculous to the point I' am ready to just give up.

Sun, Mar 3 9:45am · Ongoing Chest Pain in Heart & Blood Health

The first thing I would have them check for is Afib. I would get like this off and on for years. I was told I didn't have it. Then, they discovered during my last cath, I had Paroxysmal Afib. They told me that this is Afib that comes and goes so it's not something you experience on a daily basis. I hope this might help you. It's very possible you may have this.

Oct 21, 2018 · Ongoing Chest Pain 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.