About Me: Female, 50, Sweden, member since Mar 2008
I have dayly attacks of ectopic atrial tachycardia, frequent PAC:s and sometimes wery freaquent boosts of PVC:s. Recently a pathologic excersise test with moderate ST-depression, couplets av PVC:s and inadequate condition/excersise tolerance. Since then I did a nuclear
[More] test, which show normal conditions. I am now referred to an EP-specialist.
Thanks Eva....but how are you? Many of my MVD contacts are either able to exercise sometimes,not at all, then back again to minimal,with nurses monitoring etc then back to not being able to start again.So the docs do see this as progressive with degrees of this dysfunction.The cardios are getting smart to monitor these patients in a better than a regular gym.Our 28 girl with MVD is at Emory for cath this Monday.She used to ski,catch and brand cattle,jog and swim.Now she's on oxygen.So age doesn't count.Hope you are very well.
Hi Eva. Hope you remember me. I just wanted to give you the link to the Emory documentary that they did on my heart story.
It's only 3 1/2 minutes long but it has gone on You Tube also.
Hope you continue to do well. Most of the ladies I know that have tried the cardiac rehab have not been successful but as we are all still learning, this MVD or endothelial dysfunction is a progressive disease so we can show up anywhere along the spectrum fo symptoms and difficulties.
Here's the link: http://emoryhealthcare.org/interventional-cardiology/conditions-diagnoses.html.
And I wanted to add that we all should move and enjoy it!! When you can't have it,it really becomes quite a loss.One MVD friend wants to go up to 'some' ladies and scream "get up and move because you can!" Have a great weekend and drink some good wine. It's heart healthy. Best wishes from across the pond.Joan.
The exercise dilemma for MVD is a catch.With meds,some women can return to exercise then there are others,even in a controlled setting of a cardiac clinic that cannot return to exertional demand of exercise.It is believed that it depends on the amount of damage that is done in the microvessels' endothelium.The endo just can't open.But for some milder MVD,the endo continues to function to allow a lower level of exertion.We are made to move so this is hard on my friends that were tri-athletes.Also,we have caused damage by trying to exercise as the docs say to,but we cause more ischemia.I miss my bike the most!
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