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Mar 4, 2019 · Right Heart Catheterization in Heart & Blood Health

Also saw Dr. Egbe for congenital defects.

Feb 28, 2019 · Right Heart Catheterization in Heart & Blood Health

I had this procedure done. I told both the cardiologist and anesthesia personnel that I do not want to be in pain. They increased sedation when they were inserting the catheter and allowed me to awaken more when needing to exercise. Once during the procedure I remember saying, "I'm too awake and it hurts." I was immediately put under again. I am so sorry you had this experience. My procedure was done at Mayo Rochester which to me, is the best medical center I have ever been to. I live in Florida and traveled for an assessment and diagnosis. I hope your pain resolves and that they were able to give you important data after going through this.

Jan 23, 2019 · Confused about Stiff Heart, Diastolic Heart Failure, or HFpEF? in Heart & Blood Health

I am new to this conversation and to my diagnosis of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. I came from Florida to Mayo Minnesota and received my diagnosis. Best care at Mayo/MN I have ever received and I have been in the health care field for over 40 years. Before coming to Mayo, I started pulmonary rehab. My cardiologist ordered it because she said my problem was pulmonary, not cardiac. That did not prove to be true, but it was the so helpful because in pulmonary rehab you are closely monitored and told to 'be the turtle', taking your time and doing the exercises correctly. I did all the same exercises I had been doing before, but I did them slower and rested in between. I could do the exercises and weight lifting under supervision and my shortness of breath has been substantially reduced. I now have my home set up like the rehab and slowly stay active. I hope this helps someone as we each need to find what works best for us.