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9 minutes ago · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

@jerrynord Hi and the latest I heard from my Doctors is that for us transplant patients we can't get a live type vaccine so probably not for a while. But this is so new im sure we will be hearing more as time goes by.
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Dana

1 day ago · - important information about statins - in Aging Well

@amberpep Thats interesting I used to take simvastatin year's ago and it might explain my memory issues I've had. I take Atorvastatin now and my numbers are much better, actually better than they have been in years. Thanks for the information. I wonder if the memory issues recover. I can say that I had one issue back then that bothered me I could not remember one of my grandchildren's names. It did come back to me but maybe it was when I was on the other statin.
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Dana

3 days ago · Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Bigeminy in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@zeiracorp Hi and I would not get worried with just being on a blood thinner. I believe the diagnosis you mentioned is what most call afib with PVC. I did not have a fib myself but pvcs are pretty common even with a completely healthy person. But my first question is have you been seen by a cardiologist? Afib is usually managed by a special field within cardiology called an electrophysiological usually shortened to EP Cardiologist. They address the electrical portion of the heart. I personally had a similar problem with rapid heartbeat but it's in the lower chambers of the heart called Ventricular Tachycardia where with a fib it the upper chambers of the heart. The reason for the blood thinner is with afib there is a tendency for blood to pool in the heart which can cause a blood clot. But I have known a few people with a fib who leave a completely normal life for many years with no complications. So I would suggest seeking a cardiologist that specializes in that field and they can help figure out how to best address you particular situation. But really don't worry it's a real common diagnosis and is more common than you may realize. I hope that helps and please ask any questions you may have.
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Dana

Mon, Aug 3 7:31pm · What to do when in SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)? in Heart & Blood Health

@brayimee Hi I am so sorry you are not having much luck with the symptoms your having. I suffered with VT for quite a while and can honestly relate. I read thru your past posts and my question is have you actually seen a specialist in Electrical issues with the Heart. I see you mentioned a Cardiologist but there are different specialists in that field. You may want to find one called an EP Cardiologist who specializes in the electrical areas of the Heart and also even within EP's there are some that lean towards Afib and others that are more towards VT type issues. But I know those feelings of pain after an episode. They sound like Arrhythmias or basically a fast heartbeat but there different. Depending on what part of the heart is moving fast it starts to quiver and blood basically stops flowing. So when your heart returned to a normal beat it's like the feeling you get when as we used to call it "my arm fell asleep" when the circulation got stopped. But when it's your whole body it is a bit different. So my suggestion is to find a doctor that specializes with SVT. If you would like and let us know where about you live maybe someone here knows some good places in your area.
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Dana

Mon, Aug 3 12:23am · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

Yes thanks I knew that I also had Chicken Pox. Not sure why I was thinking measles. I'll fix it

Sun, Aug 2 4:28pm · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

I also always have had a real positive feeling when I get the advice from my team at Mayo. I actually watched my wife go thru getting them. Not very pleasant! So I couldn't remember if I had chickenpox as a kid so I asked my Mom (who has since passed away) and she couldn't remember. So I decided to get them. Well my Mom was good about writing in our baby books things like that and just recently my sister had been going thru so of my parents stuff and found our baby books. She sent it to me and low and behold I did have the chickenpox. So maybe I deflected a bullet. At least so far so good.
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Dana

Sat, Aug 1 4:54pm · Ablation do I need it? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@sadee Hi its been a while and I was wondering how you're doing? I remember you were concerned about Amiodarone. Did you have a chance to discuss it with your Doctor? Have a Blessed Day.
Dana

Fri, Jul 31 11:20pm · Stiff Heart - diastolic heart failure in Heart & Blood Health

@annierae That's Great I look forward to hearing how it goes.
Dana