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Cardiac Syndrome X- cardiac microvascular dysfunction Group

Vasopastic angina of small heart vessels with normal coronary arteries confirmed by cardiac cath. Main symptoms are shortness of breath and chest tightness or pain on exertion and/or chest pain, not on exertion.

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joanincarolina | Posted
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The downside is that your life is completely changed and the focus becomes avoiding pain and potential damage to the heart, even if that potential is small. One does become an expert in dusting. And an expert in MVD symptom managment. ...
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I live in the Chicago area, I need a Dr. that is familiar with microvascular disease. I had an angiogram that was clear of blockages, but still have shortness of breath and chest pain.
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I am always amazed at HOPE and more amazed at how much pain a heart can endure and the one thing that still brings me around is nitro. And the dose hasn't changed since 2008. I'm still wearing 0.16 mg of patches 24/7 and still have to sp...
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Any help would be so much appreciated. Its about my mom who is 88yrs.old. she has been having these shortness of breath attacks for the past 2 weeks. Needless to say she has been to the ER 3 times for this. First they said it was asthmat...
nonnie317 | Posted
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Well, that combo didn't work! Too many signs of SOB and arrthymia and no relief of spasm pain. Feeling much better after three days off Noravsc.I have continued the extra 60 mg Cardizem to the am dose of 120mg Cardizem. Difficult to mana...
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Well these past couple of days have been very good! Increased nitro by adding another 0.4mg patch bringing me up to .16mg 24/7. No chest pain, spasms and very little chest tightening. I'm not exactly jumping hurdles but I'm happy about t...
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I live in CT. Can anyone suggest a doctor/ specialist/ clinic that can help me with CSX? I need to go further than my primary care physician. I can travel to RI and MA...
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I have been much better this summer with some Pain medication intervention.It does nothing for my 'planned' exertion but helps with the unplanned cardiac demands and those times when I just don't manage this as well as I should OR the be...
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I have Microvascular Angina. I am 52 year old woman and I had small heart attack recently and still have frequent angina. Can anyone relate to my story? Thanks, Deb
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Joan, I posted but somewhere it disappeared, so here goes again: Mild to moderate Endothelial-Dysfunction and presumed MVD with chronic angina - clear cath 3 years ago, etc. The source of my angina is 95% emotion stimulated. I beli...
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I am now into many weeks of pain medicine management and it helps. The good news is that at this low dosage-16 mg- I am still able to respond to those times when some increased cardiac demand causes the chest tightness, pain and shortnes...
joanincarolina | Posted
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Most of the users here have kept up with my journey and challenges with MVD and heard my consistent complaints of steady pain or intense pain from spasms of the coronary arteries even tho' I am somewhat controoled by 24/7 nitro patch and...
joanincarolina | Posted
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Now on completion of week 3 with CPAP and I feel improvement. I have not had to use extra nitro spray in one week. I feel rested and can make it past 10 am without feeling fatigued with simple exertional things. A shower and drying my ha...
joanincarolina | Posted
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They weren't all 'hot flashes'. They were my heart and body's response to hypoxia due to sleep apnea. Learning something everyday!
joanincarolina | Posted
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Read my new second journal entry of 03-18-2010 here at 'joanincarolina' or just google 'joanincarolina' and read my journal there. I am hopeful that my experience and new knowledge will be helpful for those forum members who have followe...
joanincarolina | Posted
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The physician suggestion was to try a trial period of adding another dosage of CCB- Norvasc to current CCB Cardizem 120 CD twice a day ( not changing that dose). Norvasc was to be titrated upward in doses over a period of weeks. The goal...
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I don't know whether I'm in the right forum, but here goes. I'm an 82 year old male. Had a stroke 13 years ago after bypass surgery which left me with hemiplegia (right side paralysis, limp and no use of my right hand). Also, have high ...
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The MRI was fine and showed nothing abnormal.Dr. Q feels that the pain is from the vessel spasms and although my vessels are being kept open by the nitro, the vessels continue to be irritable with exertion. From the results of the cath i...
joanincarolina | Posted
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Had the test, with contrast, performed last week, 7th. I am not counting on any response on results until the MRI views have been looked at carefully. I am so curious about the test will show. I continue to have better days on 0.16mg pat...
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