Heart Disease Stories:
Site Visitors Share Their Experiences

We all learn from the experiences of others.

That's the reason for the Heart Disease Stories section of the website... it's an opportunity for sharing and helping.

What can you share?

  • What were the first signs you had a problem?
  • How was your health previously?
  • What were your risk factors?
  • Did you have a heart attack? Surgery? Complications?
  • Did you go to cardiac rehab?
  • How long did it take for you recover? How are you doing now?
  • What changes did you make in your lifestyle?
  • Have you overcome a particular challenge? What challenges do you continue to experience?
  • Where did/are you getting the most support?
  • What has your situation taught you?
  • What advice can you give to others?

Your story will be posted below, and possibly on the home page along with others already there. That way, site visitors can read about the things you and others have gone through to learn how to live successfully with heart disease.

Knowing you are not alone can be an important part of recovery.

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Scared at 51 
I have been diebetic since 1998 where i lost 105 pounds and was imediatly put on insulin. athen about 6 months ago durring the summer i noticed severe …

32 years old with a double bypass  
on 12/01/2013 i experienced a hot throat feeling with a severe cough. i didn't want to leave work just for a bad cough, so i stayed and tried to stick …

weight loss and buzzing head  
My name is Jeff Im a 50 yr old male . I am 8 weeks out of quadrupal bypass . about 4 months ago I started losing weigh fast i dropped from 75 kg to …

Why Me? 
First of all, I am 44yrs old (female) and just recently returned from hospital because I had a heart attack Oct.25th 2013. It was a normal morning …

27 and Infective Endocarditis Argh! 
Hi I'm Nick and I am 27 years old, and either fortunately or unfortunately still alive depends how you look at it. So lets answer these questions. What …

It could have been much worse 
I am 39 years old and had a double bypass of 2 of the coronary arteries. I wasn't in poor health 6ft 206 a little over weight which lead me to believe …

My experience with open heart surgery 
Hello, my name is Phil and I am 48 years old. On February 23/2013 I under went a Quadruple bypass. This was completely unexpected. It started for me at …

my dad 
hello i am writing this due to my dad having a quadruple bypass 2 years ago....everyday is a struggle for my dad he is gaining weight he sweats all the …

Burning scar and skin graft 
When I was only 12 years I got myself burned. I'm now 18 years old and still hiding my scar under long sleeves. Half of my arm nd shoulder are covered …

Dizziness after Angioplasty 
Dec 4, 2012: Had an angioplasty two weeks ago, had two Stents placed in my LAD. I am prescribed usual medications for blood thinner, chelostrol, …

32 yr old female living with heart disease 
hello people, firstly thanks for letting me share my story with you all. I am 32 yr old living with heart disease it all started on march this yr 2012 …

Maria Dimov at 84 
My mother lived many years of her life with the main artery completely blocked without any difficulties, one day she mixed her meds and end up in the …

BYPASS 12 weeks ago 
Hi, Firstly I thank all of you for sharing your experiences on here, I always feel like nobody understands, you all do, thats really helps me to see that …

Kaz 
I am 61 years old. I have been married 1 month short of 42 years. I had open heart surgery 6 months ago. Well my husband cannot handle the scar. So we …

mr kevin shaw 
i had rhumatic fever when i was 13 yrs old left me with a prolapesed aortic valve only found out when i was 35yrs old had a heart attack at 57 yrs old …

Female, 45, heart attack, triple bypass~wait, what?! 
I had a heart attack 25 September, 2010 at the age of 45. After the ambulance tranferred me to the hospital, a heart cath showed that I had three blocked …

Stress and Overwork gave me Pericarditis 
Despite a healthy diet; despite being active - February 2007 changed my life forever! I had spent months preparing for our annual mission to Ecuador. …

Mayday Mayday Mayday 
I am a network engineer, so if anyone mentioned the acronym DES, I would straightaway associate it with an encryption method used in data communications. …

Went to Kaiser for heartburn symptoms, What a shock! 
I am a 58 year old male, 5’ 10.5” tall weight 225lbs. Three weeks ago I went to Kaiser my HMO to find out why I was getting heart burn symptoms that later …

When will my energy return??? 
It has been 6 weeks since my CABG x 4, I am a 44 y/o male, who has finally quite smoking. I did smoke right up to walking in the hospital door, as I had …

Mr 
1991 no heart attack . 2 severe angina attacks,usual tests stress and angio gram triple by pass required done at the Royal London August 91 quick recovery …

Can anyone help with shortness of breath 4 weeks post CABG x 4 
I am 4 weeks post CABG x 4 as the title says, however, when I walk I still get short of breath. Dr. says it is not uncommon, and will improve. Has anyone …

3 months since my bypass 
It has been 3 months since my bypass surgery. This was only 9 days after the birth of my 4th baby girl. I had never had high blood pressure and had normal …

6 weeks post AVR operation. 
It's 6 weeks to the day since my op to replace my aortic valve. Just 6 weeks and a day ago I was feeling fit, well and very, very scared about the prospect …

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attacked on my chest in July 2008 
Hi my name is Novea, I am 35 years old now, this is what I feel about my chest scar, I was attacked on my chest in July 2008 I feel so sad and …

my triple heart bypass 
in November 2010 I had a heart attack, was admitted to hospital,about 4 weeks later I had a triple heart bypass and in the last 16 months I have been in …

Ray and Diabetes 
In November 2009 I had a total left knee replacement done. While recovering from that my Nurse noticed something was not right on my monitor, she called …

Post Partum Cardiomyopathy 
In October 2011 i gave birth to my son, Thomas. Everything was perfect, i was tired but what did i expect? 7 weeks later at the end of November i became …

jill.petrusek@yahoo.com 
On monday March 3,2012 I awoke to massive chest pains. I woke my daughter to call an abulance. Upon going to the hospital I was told an immediate double …

My Beautiful Life 
Since I was 5 I knew that one day I would have to have surgery. Of course, as a child this didn't present itself in the scary and serious light that it …

Shabbir 
When Cardiologist Dr. Mizanur Rahman said no way out other than CABG after Angiogram, I was excited. 'cause it gave me chance to clear out the blocked …

1st Heart attack RCA 3 stents .. 1 month later, LAD 1 stent 
Months before mt heart attack I was having indigestion and heartburn. Once my wife called 911 and I was taken to the hospital, tested and had the usual …

My open heart survey and my scar are who I am and I love it!!!! 
My name is Kimberley Brown-smith I had open heart surgery at Stanford university medical center on February 22, 1974 .I am 45 years old and on my birthday …

Pacemaker 
I have a pacemaker because my pulse was running in the 30s and had a very irregular heartbeat. I have it for about 7 years now and i am starting to have …

Life TAKE 2 
Hi my name is Steve, I am 51 yrs old, married 24yrs with 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Still heaps to live for. So I guess I am saying this had a lot …

It's in the Genes 
I saw a cardio in July 2011 for a routine check up. This was the first visit since arriving in Australia 10 months earlier. After the ECG and the 2D echo, …

Tina 
I am a 42 year old female who in October 2011 had three coronary and a left subclavian bypass. I have smoked cigarettes since I was 14 years old and have …

My quadruple heart surgery. 
I am s fairly active male in my fifties before I found I had symptoms of heart problem.During my days in college ,I was fairly active in soccer,squash …

I am only 32 male, recover from a massive Heart Attack 
Nov 3, 2011 I was tired and sleeping after completing some hard work (shifting furnishers to a new home). It was 12:30 am I wake up with a sharp pain in …

My Second Life 
Hi, my name is Anetta Pele i am from a south pacific island single mom of three children. Population about 65,000 so that's not a lot of us. I had two …

How can I tell my 16 year old boyfriend I have a scar on my chest? 
Well Hello I am jade and I'm 16. I also have a boyfriend that is 16 and I have a scar across my chest. He doesn't know it but I want to tell him before …

skin sensitivity in the stomach area 
I had my quadruple bypass about nine months ago. About three months ago I started experiencing a burning sensation stretching across the width of my stomach.It's …

Wife of quad bypass man 
Husband has extreme chest pain. Started after surgery and the drs. thot the wire holding the ribcage together should be cut. Now, has pain ranging from …

My Heart Under Repair 
Last year, I had a rude awakening! I needed open heart bypass surgery! How could this be! I'm too young for this - 58! This is my last year in education …

CCJones 
On November 9,2011 I had a quadruple bipass and up until now I still regret the decision I have made. I am totally going through what I call some mental …

quad by pass scar pain 
I am 50 years old and had quad by pass last dec (2010). I am having a lot of pain and discomfort in the scar on my chest. If anyone can help me let me …

A New lease of life 
I was a regular runner until nearly 40 when I developed odd symptoms which were diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. I didn't control my blood sugar well (I tried …

Widowmaker 
I was 48 two years ago October 26th. I felt like the tip of a pen or pencil was sticking me just to the right of my left nipple. I felt that on and off …

Male 60 years old 
I am in 3rd week of triple bypass surgery. Other than feeling extremely tired most of the time, I am experiencing severe nausea each morning upon awakening …

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A New Lease on Life 
Hi my name is Brenda and I had quadruple bypass heart surgery on 8/9/2011. I am now entering in just over two months since my surgery. It was a very scary …

28 days: The story behind the scar 
I am 27yr old female I recently had heart surgery 10days after I gave birth. My first signs that something was wrong was strong chest pains that did not …

Living with Heart Disease at 50 
In 2005, at the age of 44, I had my first event with Coronary Artery Blockage. I was on a business trip in Vancouver and sitting in a restaurant, saying …

A surprise heart attack 
While watching my first ever 3D movie, I felt decidedly sick, dizzy and confused. My Son in Law delivered me to a small local cottage hospital who, in …

CABBAGE "4" (C)ardiac (A)rtery (B)ypass (G)raft 
I sure never knew I was a "CABG 4" until four and a half months ago. The home healthcare nurse showed up at my house for the first time and explained …

Victory! 
I recently turned 53 and feel so blessed to be alive. I had triple bypass surgery in May of 2010.There was such a history of cancer in my family so I mainly …

Shaf 
I never had any symtoms of heart aches or any pain even my previous blood report did not indicate much of cholestroll all level were perfect as I was doing …

Pete Charlesworth (bypassblade) 
I 1st wrote this just over 5 years ago & now I can't find it but I feel as though I should tell it again, my trouble 1st started on the golf course 26th …

tom 
I was on my way home from work approx. 7:00 AM .I work the nite shift at a State Prison in NJ. I had never had any symptoms at all, no pain, no fatigue, …

I Thought It Was All in My Mind 
I had high cholesterol for at least 15 years, ranging from 300 to 500. I developed a fatty liver during that time that didn't like statins and never felt …

CABG before Heart Attack 
First Signs of Trouble Most baffling thing was the symptoms that I had on the day when I went in ICU were the same as I had earlier several times. In …

My open heart 
I am a fifty year old male that had open heart surgery this year, (2011) on March 21st. I had had a few times when I was feeling chest pain and tightness …

DON MALE ADULT 
The room started spinning and my stomach got upset when I was 45, found out my neck internal carroted artery was blocked had to have operation to have …

I wish I knew....my story. 
I am a 48 year old female. I feel, look and behave as in my 30's. I keep up with all of my 30 year old friends. marathons, biking challenges, trek up tower …

My open heart scar 
I dont mind it all, the scar. I'm 40YO. I wear whatever I want & feel great about it. Anybody with 1/2 a brain knows what it is. I get more questions …

heart attack 2011 
So I am 25 year's young and I have a 10 year old daughter and. February 16th 2011 I gave birth to a healthy 8 pound baby girl c-section! March 11 2011 …

Preparing For Heart Surgery 
Hello, I am a 53 year old male who has exercised in some form another since high school. I'm currently preparing to have my first heart surgery in August …

long term sternum pain 
I had a quad 6 months ago at 48 years old and I do feel FANTASTIC! The only real concern for me is the bone pain which I still suffer daily. I had a bad …

Yeoman Accountant 
Age 64, 37 tax seasons, past smoker. CABG (3) after unknown heart attack. Sense of well being diminished after leaving hospital and multiple life style …

My Journey To Being A CABG. 
May. 2011 I’m Fit and healthy for my age. Aren’t I? Course I am, nothing wrong with me, I keep active in my job and am going to live forever. Sure …

Is This Just Heartburn? 
Female 49 yrs Two months ago I thought I was having heartburn, although i had never experienced heartburn, I couldn't imagine it being anything else. …

Mitch 
I am a 60 year old avid exersizer.I visited the gym 5-6 times a week and was proud to get my heart rate to 150bpm at least for few minutes most visits.I …

Chris C 
First sign was a severe tightening in my chest that would not give up. Previously had been diagnosed with extremely high cholesterol (9.5-10)and of course, …

Jack 
i was 38yrs old when i had my first heart attact and i didnt listen 2 the dr. like a dumming and i stop taking my meds and seeing the drs. and then at …

Heart attack at 35 
Last Saturday (5/7/2011) my older brother age 35 thought he had heart burn and took some otc antacid meds. A little later he was having stomach pains so …

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Jagged sternum bone after healing 3 years after quadruple bypass surgery 
I was a 68 year old male when I had quadruple bypass surgery.. Luckily I did not have a heart attack and healed without any complications, except for jagged …

unsure of what's ahead 
I'm a recent quad-bypass patient,(nov.5 2010) only 30 days after my 60th bday. I was feeling positive not having had a major heart attack only to have …

My quadruple heart bypass experience. 
It started in 2006. The first sign I had that there was a problem was one day my shoulder started hurting. I thought I just pulled a muscle. It was …

Life after a heart attack 
After suffering a eart attack in 1990 my life has never been the same. Prior to this event I was a smoker although ironic as it may seem was on patches …

echo /doppler report 
I am 39 years old and been having fast heart rates in middle of night and some in day.....been to er multiple times ....they all say the same thing.......well …

My Heart and Monorail Stent... 
We must trust our instincts. I've been losing energy and feeling fatigued for several years. I nap every day when I come home from work. I've been tested …

i'm trying to prevent a heart attack or stroke...but.... 
at the moment, i can't say i have had a heart attack or a stroke... but i am trying to prevent having one. i do have high blood pressure, and high cholesterol …

Fast heart rate when asleep ........ 
I am a 39 year old female .......my symptoms started about 3 weeks ago......i was asleep and i woke up about 1 am to a pounding heart ...heart was beating …

my pacemaker 
I've had my pacemaker for 2 weeks now. I needed it b/c my hr was in the 20's & 30's. It is set to not go below 60 bpm or higher than 120 bpm. However, …

Postpartum spontaneous coronary artery dissection 
I am a 36 year old female, good health, and May 31st 2009, gave birth to my fourth baby. Pregnancy was uneventful and birth was normal and things were …

dangerous pain 
My friend's mother had severe heart attack that she was yelling in the hospital that nobody could see. It was like elephant was stumping her heart with …

Triple bypass at 67 
I awoke at 3 AM with sharp pains in my chest. I thought it was something I ate. I got up and had a cup of coffee and a cigarette. Yes, I was a heavy smoker …

Almost Last Call 
My dad died of an MI at 47. As a result, I began undergoing annual stress testing (I was then 25). A precaution. Always a negative test. Then, 2 years …

Running Helped 
I noticed that my running endurance was getting worse and on rare occasions, I would feel a flutter in my chest that would go to my carotid artery. I made …

Ventricular Tachycardia, with Severe Dilated Cardiomyopathy 
I am a 39 year old male; living in Northern California, who has Ventricular Tachycardia, with Severe Dilated Cardiomyopathy. I was diagnosed on May 7, …

Mike 
My heart attack experience was like many of yours, I thought I was in good health. I was 68 and walked 3-4 miles daily for 12 years, I wasn't over weight( …

Two Heart Attacks by 42 By Pass Surgery at 65 
My first attack occurred when I was 36. It happened without any warning signs. Came home from work and had just sat down to read the paper when I felt …

1 Year Post Bypass Surgery 
I had an M.I. and a triple bypass 1 year ago. Went into the ER for a GI problem, (chrones) and had an M.I. while I was there. (49yo). Everything has …

"You Shouldn't Be in this Hospital Bed" 
After my wife filled in my cardiologist on my lifestyle, those were the first words I heard from my cardiologist as he visited me for the first time in …

My Heart Surgery 
What were the first signs you had a problem? High cholesterol and triglycerides How was your health previously? Never that great when it comes …

My New Lucky Number is 7 ( dead for 7 min and zapped 7 times). 
I had my first big scare on Aug 5, 2001 when I was just 46 years old. I was dead for 7 and half minutes. The doctor zapped me 7 times (they typically …

Prayer and My Faith in God healed me completely. 
In April 2005 I was diagonosed with and ASD( Hole in my heart that was 28MM large)I went To Moses Cone Hospital next to Duke University and Last to Wake …

Throwing PVCs 
I noticed lots of heart Palpitations in my late 30’s. My dad died of arrhythmia cause heart attack at 55. So I am always aware of my heart and my own mortality. …

Pacemaker and Keyless Car Ignition 
I had had a pacemaker for many years without problems, then bought a Nissan Micra keyless entry and ignition car. Wonderful car, but... keyless entry …

People Say "It's REALLY GOOD To See You." I reply: "You know what? It's REALLY GOOD to see me, too."  
My story is so fresh in my mind, so personal, and so dominating of my thoughts. Call me crazy, but I tell it to friends, strangers - almost anyone who …

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Had no idea... 
I never experienced any pain in my chest. I felt lots of stomach pain for about a month. Any movement at all, I would feel a pulling in my stomach and …

ENJOY LIFE AFTER CABG--SECOND HALF 
As I had told (in a previous post) my father had an triple-cabg in year 1995 and now I decided to (have him) go through a complete cardiac checkup. …

Heart Attack At 47 
I've eaten badly all my life. Too big of portions, too much fried food, too much soda and chocolate. My Dad's father died of of a HA when he was also …

''ENJOY LIFE AFTER CABG'' 
My father had an angina pain iin 1994. We took him to the hospital immediately. There he was hospitalised for four days. Then after a week he went through …

Stents placed in heart and can't get rid of dizzy spells 
Had a heart attack one month ago due, I guess, to being sick. The Dr. put 3 stents in one artery that had degenerated due to sickness affecting my heart. …

Lucky matter of coincidence 
Hi, my name's Chuck and I'm now 48. Back on 9\10\01 I was in a accident with a neck injury. Not long after the accident my right wrist shut off. They …

Life With An Artificial Valve 
Hi my mane is J.luis I had my first open heart surgury when I was 15 years old since then I take walfarin, the doctors said that my problem stared when …

Not just Heart attack! 
Hi, I'm A 54 yr. old female and find it hard to believe all I've endured. In 2003 I had breast cancer and am now 6 yrs. cancer free! But had to …

My scar makes me cry... 
How do I feel about my scar? I had a double bypass open heart surgery 5 months ago... I feel soooo sad and stress about it... I want to cry or I sometimes …

Looking for the longest running pacemaker, with the strongest living battery! 
I'am a 57 year old man who has been through a major twenty and one/half years of pure hell. I mean {hell}. I am a truck driver. Even with all the pain …

Anna-Maria 
I hadn't realized I had a heart condition! Less than 2 years ago I had a hysterectomy. With that comes many changes in your body-all of those changes …

Brij Kalra Shares His Story...
Wants to Hear From Others
 
I am 48 years old young guy with a sporting back ground. Until last year I was running eight kilometeres every day in 46 minutes without any problem …

Enduring my Ventricular Tachicardia and Two Stents 
Hello Sandra and all the persons that have gone through a heart procedure or heart disease. Never in my life would I have thought that at 53 years old …

Family Genes Caught Up with Me 
At 57, I thought I was in pretty decent shape, in spite of gaining 30 extra pounds over the last few years and losing my mother and son a year apart, both …

Coronary Artery Dissection 
I don't know how to begin, every time I think of the events I just get teary eyed. I was discharged on the 4th day from the hospital after having a …

My Quadruple Bypass  
My name is Peter and I had quadruple heart bypass surgery. I was the age of 47. At 6am, 31st July 2003, I was taking my morning shower as I usually …

I Always Thought I Was Fit... 
I’m 41 and I’ve had a double bypass. I’m a builder by trade so although I’m overweight, I always thought I was fit because I could outrun my younger …

Triple Bypass 
My husband is turning 40 and had triple bypass surgery on the 1st of August 2013. Really traumatic for the family - I was diagnosed with PTSD shortly …

Heat attack with a repreive? 
Hi there: Last month I suffered a sever form of chest pain, and subsequently was taken to my hospital emergency. After usual ECG and blood work it was …

t whitworth 
I had a triple bypass in 1998 now my legs feet are covered in varicose veins burning like hell. Also cripled up with plantar fasciitis of the feet. …

Charlies Story 
When I was preparing to go into the Air Force, after I graduate from High School I found out that I had a heart murmur at my physical for the Air Force. …

My Mystery solved at last.. 
Hello....I am a new recipient of a Pacemaker.....For 18-20 years I have been experiencing this strange feelings wash over me which would make me feel weak …

Vince Rebuzzi 
hi all Not sure what it was but this is my story. on two occasions i was playing golf and my heart started to race, got really weak had the cold sweats …

Two SCADs within one month 
On March 8, 2012 I suffered a myocardial infarction and was rushed to hospital by ambulance. During the usual testing procedures in the emergency department …

Titanium stitches 
I've come to the conclusion that my itchy, sometimes slightly painful keloids are the titanium wiring of my sternum sticking out. Question...after two …

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Mrs. Maria 
Im a 55 year old mother of two fine boys one is 14 and the other 12. I woke up early as usual to walk my dogs, half a block into my walk I felt a pain …

martha gomez 
My dad had leg bypass done on april 14th and it will not heal. The wound has opened up and you could now see about 1/2" of his tendon. He has no infection, …

Waiting for my Husband . . .  
February 21, 2013 my husband's heart rate went to 160+, so off to the ER. March 5th he had a triple by-pass, (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting), Aortic …

igc0710 
my dad 75 years of age very fit vert slim non smoker drinks very little and still working as a plumber was driving to work laughing and joking. he goes …

I went to hospital for a triple bypass and had a quadruple! 
Hi, my name is Noel, Thank you for providing this means of sharing my story with others. Except for my age, my story is somewhat similar to those I …

eljay 
I was having what I thought were panic attacks for three day, numbing in my arms from wrist to wrist. So I went to the hospital on the third day and I …

High and Wide 
I had open heart surgery on March 8 2011 and can't imagine anyone else who's had it having a scar that is any uglier than mine. It is about 1/2" wide and …

heart disease without knowing it 
i am 47 years old living in Chennai, India.i am a cricketer,pure vegetarian, non smoker, non drinker, non diabetic and normal BP, 4 years back on 19 Oct'2008 …

Angiogram Dye Reaction 
This week, I had my third Angiogram in last four months. This time I had a reaction from the dye. While still on the surgery bed, my tongue got swollen …

Agent Orange from Vietnam 
Hello, back in 1997 I had a very bad heart attack where I needed 7 bypasses. they removed 1 vein from my right arm from wrist to elbow,also from right …

There is light at the end of the tunnel.... 
There is light at the end of the tunnel.... Not that light, and not that tunnel. About eight years ago I found out that I had a blood disorder. Actually …

Mother of 4 in Georgia 
Hello, its comforting to know that I'm not the only miracle out there. I am a 31 year old mother of 4. On July 11, 2011 i gave birth to my wonderful baby …

Mrs. Darlene Sink 
My husband had quintuple (5) bypass surgery 10 years ago, he is a truck driver. The 4 vein grafts are 100% blocked, his dr. is a quack and wants to release …

Listen to your heart 
In November 2011 after ten days of on and off tightness in my chest, eventually landing in my back, I found myself in the ER where they admitted me for …

Long Time Healing 
I am a 54 year old woman. I was preparing to have bariatric surgery and even had a date for April 25, 2012 scheduled. While undergoing my preop exam, …

Awesome mom, grandmother, sister and wife 
I was having symptoms of tiredness, some pressure in my chest, but my young son was dying of cancer, and I kept saying stress, after his death -- just …

Alejandro 
Sometimes a feel that it may look sexy, im trying to lose weight That may help me feel more confident about my scar, because There have being times when …

Surprise, surprise! 
It shouldn't have been a surprise; my father had a cornorary and died of heart disease, stroke and cancer at the age of fifty-seven. My mother suffered …

My Open Heart Surgery Follows Me Each Day 
I had OHS in June 2001, I was about to turn 16-years old. Not exactly my idea of a great birthday gift, wouldn't you agree? Needless to say, the experience …

Pacemaker and car 
I had a pacemaker put in in February 2012. It has certainly made a big difference to my life. However. when I get into my Honda Accord ( two years old) …

Still In Denial.. 
I am a 48 year old woman who is an EMT and I help save lives. I was on a 24 hour shift. During my shift I was experiencing a sore throat sensation and …

5 stents and dizzy all day 
HAD FIVE STENTS IN THE PAST YEAR. 45 YEAR OLD MALE.FOR THE PAST YEAR BEEN DIZZY ON AND OFF. BUT NOW ITS BEEN ABOUT 4 MONTHS BEING DIZZY.TAKEING PLAVEX …

openheart for the second time or case of REDO 
i was a player of bedminton having a good stemna as a player when i was 52 years old,i used to play 7vto 8 games continiously.it was march 2002,when i …

openheart for the second time or case of REDO 
i was a player of bedminton having a good stemna as a player when i was 52 years old,i used to play 7vto 8 games continiously.it was march 2002,when i …

Born with the condition 
When I was born me and my twin brother had a extra tube in our hearts making it hard for them to work right we were hospitalized for two months after being …

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michalina  
I had major heart surgery earlier this year one in January and the second in February as their was fluid around my heart. The surgery was on my …

Heart Attack From Nowhere 
On the 8th day of january 1996 20:30 hours yes it happened I had a heart attack , several in fact . I always had good food , went swimming every other …

My Recovery Part 3 
It's now nearly 9 weeks since my AVR op and things are still not going to plan! I went to my GP last week for the results of my latest blood tests - I …

family history of heart disease 
mother died at 63 in 1967, brother died at 48 in 1978, one sister now is 84 oldest of 10 in family had ope heart telegram.com surgery 10 yrs. ago. Brother …

Pacemaker since 1976. I was 4months old when I got mine. 
First off my name is Angel and I'm a 36 yr old mama to my sweet 6.5 year old triplets. I carried them almost 36wks and they are wonderful. I was only 4 …

6 weeks post AVR Part 2 
Here I am with the rest of my story so far. Click here to read Part 1 It takes almost 2 weeks before the dreadful swelling starts to go down and …

34 male double by pass surgery 
hello my name is Jason i am 34 years old.i am having lots of problems after my double bypass surgery, i had it done on September 16 2011 my chest is still …

Double By-Pass at age 45. 
I have been a Letter Carrier for 20 years..after working 10 hours on Sept. 1st 2011..I just didnt feel right..It was hot and I was in my car driving home …

Just found out  
Im 35 and went to a new Dr my wife was not crazy about my now prior Dr. he asks me to come in and says i have good news and bad, good news you have type …

CAD and DNA 
I began this crazy roller coaster ride may 2001 when I was having a heart attack and didn't know it. They rushed me to the ER"in shirt not to bore you …

Three times opened 
I had open heart surgery at the age of 50.Everything went well and I was home in 8 days.Unfortunately it got infected and they had to reopen me .That surgery …

Having "Lead wire" replacement Surgery? 
On 10/22/2007 the Medtronic Co. forwarded a warning letter informing Recipients that specified Sprint Fidelis Heart moritoring Lead wires could fracture. …

Two years later and still pain from my scar 
Had what I decided was Angina, my doctor confirmed this. I was rushed to hospital one night when I passed out. Have had a double bypass. Rehabilitation …

One "incredible" heart attack leads to FH diagnosis  
I was out for dinner with friends one day when I unexpectedly began to feel faint. I became hot and started sweating profusely and my chest swelled with …

Re-called Fidelis Lead wire was re-installed. 
I had Pace/Defib replaced with an upgraded version six (6) months ago. I am concerned that the original "Re-called" Lead wire that was attached to the …

Two by-pass surgeries, four heart attacks, two Pace/Defib implants. 
And still kickin at seventy five yrs! Yep, I had the first quadrupal by-pass in 1995, and the second, a tripple by-pass in 2007. I had the first Pace/Difib …

48 and a double bypass! 
I had a stent placed in my LAD in Oct 2010. My symptoms were shortness of breath and having to stop every few feet just to catch my breath. After a few …

Whirlwind of Changes 
On November 11, 2011, my world was changed forever. I had gone early in October for yearly women's exam. In passing my doctor asked if anything unusual …

Pay Close Attention to your Symptoms 
I did not think that there was anything that wrong. I had slight chest pain and a little bit of pain on the inside of my arms when exercising. I went …

www.myopenheart.co.nz 
Hi, my name is Dwight, About 3 months ago I had a chest infection, didn't think much of it, so I put off going to the doctors, about 2 weeks passed …

My Heart Drama...and I thought the Cancer Treatment Sucked! 
36 year old married, mother of 3 boys and a beautiful step-daughter. Diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer April 2010. After completing 8 rounds …

My scar isn't even there!!! 
I'm a very energetic 75 year old woman..have never been ill with anything in my adult years....not even a cold. One evening, while walking to my car, …

p.r.krishnamoorthy 
i had a bypass in 1998. ever since, i am having pain in the sternum. the pain has been increasing only. doctors have not been able to help me. anone with …

p.r.krishnamoorthy 
i had bypass in august 1998. ever since then i am continuously having pain in the sternum. the pain is increasing only. no medicines have helped. any solution …

Bobbie--Really? Because I am not Convinced! 
Who da thunk it? It all began when I changed my OB/GYN!

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I wish I knew....my story. 
I am a 48 year old female. I feel, look and behave as in my 30's. I keep up with all of my 30 year old friends. marathons, biking challenges, trek up tower …

TRIPLE HEART BYPASS AROTIC VALVE AND MULTIPLE SURGERY 
Had a triple heart bypass and arotic valve surgery and other procedures done to the heart.STERNUM CUT OPEN, was in hospital for 6 days then home. feel …

Open Heart triple bypass 69 yo female 
Became ill in Jan 2010, Bilateral pneumonia, asthma, Chest pain on seven different ABTS and predisone from Apr 2010 to Aug. 2010 Was transported in April …

Another step forward 
Had "mild" heart attack and triple bypass late last April. Took up jogging to keep my mind off smoking. I had run before a fair amount. Off and on. Done …

Nana 
I remember taking my husband to his doctor to be released so he could return to work following his cartaid surgery 4 weeks prior. I remember slight chest …

Healthy Living for a Better Life 
When I was still young I have a lot of vices,smoking, drinking liquor just to free myself from boredom, I work as a seaman. It was at my early 30's when …

A RUDE WAKEUP CALL totally by suprise 
It was just another November day,the exception was today was one week after a close friend of ours who suddenly passed away at an early age from a massive …

A scary beginning 
It was 2001, and I was 37 years old. I had felt very odd all day, but couldn't stay home because I had just started a new job and my two-year-old daughter …

I Thought I was Too Young 
I'm 41 and had a heart attack two nights ago. I'm blessed... I told my wife something is wrong and she immediately called 9-1-1. I was in the company of …

Life at a Different Pace 
At age 13 I was an active wrestler,football player, and martial artist. I lived a very busy life for a kid, and loved every minute of it. Then one …

Personality Change 
My mother in-law needed 5 bypasses 3 years ago due to a very bad case of atherosclerosis due to many years of a diet rich in saturated fat. Her personality …

Dizzy Spells After Stent Was Put In My Heart 
I had one stent put in. They placed it in the left heart section. I had a blockage needless to say. I was experiencing dizzy spells to where it felt like …

A new pathway created by the grace of God. 
I am a 44 year old who has had a triple bypass surgery just 2 months ago. I have no family history of CAD, and showed no symptoms myself. I wasn't overweight, …

Life After Quad By Pass Graft Surgery 
I was a 51 year old man in perfect health who woke up one morning about 4:30a.m. to what I thought was a mild case of heart burn. As the 30 minutes went …

LEG BYPASS 
Hello My mom is a 70yr/non-smoker, weight controlled, normally active person! She is a kidney recipient for about 6 yrs with a stable heart condition …

"Minor" Heart attack turns into Major Trouble 
In November 2007, having just thrown a surprise party for my wife's 50th birthday, things were looking up. My mother-in-law had passed from lung cancer …

The Blah Blah Blah Syndrome 
I was in the middle of a high school English lesson when I first felt the chest pains 8 years ago. I have a family history of cardiac problems - my mother, …

Too Young 
I was at the age of thirty one when i had a heart attack it started the night before when i felt sick to my stomach and had pain radiate down my arms the …

Heart attack at 55 
I had a heart attack in Nov-2009. I was on vacation that day. Since the past one month before that, I used to have some chest pain when I exercised or …

From a hole in my heart to being whole in spirit 
Nearly two years ago, at age 33, at the apparent peak of health, and while recently enjoying frequent peak experiences, I suffered three Spontaneous Coronary …

ka 
I was born with congenital heart disease. Every second child in every two generations of my family gets it. I am obviously the second child. By the time …

A Late Start 
I am 12 years old. My dad has battled heart disease his whole life. Sadly, he inherited it from his dad, whom I never met. He always had a whole in …

Modern Medicine - Got To Love It! 
I was born with a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. I had bypass surgery when I was two and open heart surgery when I was 5 years …

God Gave Me Life 
Hi, My name is Maria, I had open heart surgery. On 2/23 this year 2010 will be 3 years of the operation. My sternum still hurts like crazy. My scar …

Scars from the neck to my knee 
The first operations I had were a tonsillectomy and repair of a torn meniscus in my right knee. Of course, only the latter left a visible scar. Then …

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