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lnmw3021, Community Member


Constant sharp chest pain, need help!

When I was 12, I was diagnosed with sinus tachycardia.. After two ER trips, cardiologist, and heart monitor I was given metoprolol 25 mg once per day. It regulates my heart rate quite well and I haven't had problems in years. I am now nineteen. In the past two weeks, I've been to the ER twice for chest pain. I've had sharp chest pain with an... Read moreChevron
posted 11/28/2013, comments (0)|

survivor_mikke, Community Member


Surviving 18 heart attacks

Over the last decade I am fortunate enough to have survived the crazy disease that is familial hypercholesterolemia. It all started when I was a kid and had my blood tested. Pretty much everyone on my mother's side of the family has died from heart attacks at an early age. I was diagnosed at age 3 with a total cholesterol of around 500. I started... Read moreChevron
posted 11/22/2013, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

Recognizing What Atrial Fibrillation Feels Like

There had been an illness in the family, and I had been the primary caregiver for several months. My former husband had a flare up of Crohn's Disease.  He lost a good deal of weight, and had to be put on a feeding tube. His recuperation took a long time and required at home nursing visits and two 911 calls for dehydration. It was stressful... Read moreChevron
posted 11/20/2013, comments (0)|

aza1994, Community Member


acute myocarditis

can someone help me plz back in sep 2012 i was rushed to papworth heart hospital with acute myocarditis i was in there for 9 days as was qwite bad i got all clear and was aloud to go home and had folow up test for the next 6 mounths witch i never got the results so i gessed no news was good news but since i had acute myocarditis i have been rushed... Read moreChevron
posted 11/19/2013, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

New Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines Could Double the Use of Statin Medications

On Tuesday, November 12th, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology jointly published prevention guidelines. The guidelines focus on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce heart disease, lifestyle management to reduce heart disease, overweight/obesity management, and cardiovascular risk assessment. These new... Read moreChevron
posted 11/18/2013, comments (0)|

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