Heart Disease Community
Weakness after heart attack
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Weakness after heart attack

My husband had a series of light heart attacks mid-Oct.  He has had heart disease for many years: cardiomyopathy, CHF, and CAD plus acute COPD.  He isn't recovering from the attacks as I expected and as he usually recovers.  He is extremely weak and not able to do much more than sit/lie down. My question:  even with mild heart attacks and not much additional damage (he had his first MI in '89) could the heart attack(s) alone caused this weakness to be permanent?  He has a 3-lead ICD that paces the heart and is on lasix for fluid buildup.  His doctors (pulmonary and cardiac) each think the other problem is worse (i.e., heart and lungs).  Without lasix every day his weight starts to go up and we ultiately have to increase the does.  Could he be losing too much fluid.  
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
markmsn10
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Why Hand Washing Dishes Is Good for...
3 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Co...
3 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Health Insurance Companies Seek Big...
20 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
markmsn10