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You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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09/11
Just a quick note to say hi!
Thank you very much for the advice, Just wanted to say how much I appericiate that.
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1791577 tn?1315367702
09/11
That was very kind of you to respond to my query. I am the oldest of 7, but my parents wanted my brother to be both POM and POA (Power of Medical and Power of Attorney). So, consequently, I do not get to have much input, or get much info.
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07/11
Just a quick note to say hi!
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06/11
Just a quick note to say hi! I wonder what happen to i build cars-seems like he just stopped in for a question and never put anymore input in. I hope you have a relaxing weekend, how are you feeling these days?
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491984 tn?1463398730
03/11
thank you so much for answer. you made me feel better. for some reason  It helped me to know it's normal to be fretful after suddenly finding myself with a stent. I want to let this go....THANK YOU , you are very kind!
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02/11
Thank you for your answer.  I had a bad time with my bipass surgery as I got a serious infection afterwards.  Your answer has helped calm me.  I think was in shock when they called with the stress test results.  Yes, it was nuclear.  Thanks again.
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02/11
Thank you for everything!  I am more informed now.  leoal
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1591333 tn?1297733419
02/11
Just a note to say hi and thank you so much for taking time to help me.I live alone had a bit of a scare and it was hard at the time when you have no one to talk to or ask questions iam so glad i found this site
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02/11
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks for taking the time to reply; your info is helpful.
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02/11
Just a quick note to say hi! Thank You for responding to my post I didnt really think I done it right,sounds like you have been down the road a little bit there yourself I hope your doing well, I'll remember you in my Prayers
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967168 tn?1477584489
02/11
Thank you! I just found answer from you that I've been questioning on Echo's & tests that you answered in the HD forum.
Your answer goes along with the research I've done - an 'expert' interprets Echo images and fills out a document for the cardiologist.
Any more info on this?
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1569294 tn?1296126095
01/11
Just a quick note to say hi!
the only pain i get now is on my neck at the lefthand side the pain in my rib and dizzyness so will i can put up with that i will do fine. My doctor said that  cardioligist wont be happy and take me of the list but he would re fere meback if i felt things didnt improve and i have also lost 1 stone and got 4 more to go that should make great diffrence  will keep you posted  kind regards annsy

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1569294 tn?1296126095
01/11
Just a quick note to say hi!

Hi Ed thanks for your reply I have decided not to go for the angioplasty procedure i am just going to keep on the medication that i am on which is nicorandal 30mg x2 lisinopril 10mg frusomide 80 mg isotard 60mg clopidogral amlodipine and my simvistatin and diazepam to help with the panic attacks that have been happening since i was given the beta blocker that caused all things to go hay wire and now taken of the beta blocker. at weekend walked 1.5 miles and gained a lot of confidence.thanks again ann
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01/11
Hi cheers for reply .When i had first three angios they told me i had tapered arteries, after 4th they said i had coronary artery ectasia (enlarged arteries) in three atreries ,and that had caused small blood clots which probably caused h/attack hence the clopidogrel.
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12/10
Ed, thanks for your comments about false negative stress tests. I  am writing a story on this subject (I am a professional journalist) and would like to know if you would 'go on the record' with your experience. If so, may I use your comments posted on line in my work? Would you grant me a voice interview? If so, I would call you at an agreed-upon time. There is much work to be done on this subject. You could help save lives.
Diane Booth
Monkton, MD
USA
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11/10
Hi Ed: Thanks for your response. My condition is that I am asymptomatic at the moment. I do run out of breath at the top of the stairs or walking fast after 10-15 mins. I sometimes get a pain in the chest on the left side but this is not necessarily on exertion. The pain is dull and localised. I have been put on Simvastatin, Asprin and Clopidogrel. Hence I am wondering whether to take up the offer of further investigation with a view to a bypass or just stick to lifestyle changes and medication and review the situation if I my symptoms worsen. Would appreciate your advice.
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11/10
Thank you for everything!  Thanks for your note, it is nice to know I'm not alone.  This is certainly a life changing experience.  I am thankful for the technology and the cardiac surgeons who perform this surgery.  It seems so common when you say "bypass" and a lot of people think it is a simple surgery and a quick recovery.  I really appreciate you for sharing your experience.
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10/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks for the info.  Went with surgeons advice, but fortunately he was able to repair. Surgery 5 days ago, home now & feeling good. Best part no Coumadin!
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09/10
CARDIOMYOPATHY thread...
I don't see how to reply in the thread, no buttons???

Do you agree with me that Electric-Cigarettes, which only have atomized nicotine, a far healthier than regular cigarettes with all the tar and chemicals and smoke??
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07/10
Hi Ed,
Thanks for your advice it was very helpful.
My only concern is whether I have to go for Angio gram test which is expensive and also element of some risk.
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237039 tn?1264258057
07/10
How have you been lately?  My spasms were totally gone until recently, but still not anywhere as bad as before.
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06/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey Ed!! U hve coronary artery vasospasm as well?? I have recently been diagnosed withbprinzmetal angina too... Gosh darn it!!! Not sure how to go about things..
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712042 tn?1254569209
06/10
Hi ED;I haven't been on the site much due to company.I read your last ? and wanted to add that I am doing VERY well controlling the angina with the hydromorphone.I still feel light SOB or chest tightness with exertion but minimal compared to prior times.Go to a Pain doctor;usually anesthesia.Ask about the sympathetic nerve interruption surgery or even pain med.Altho' not 100% and not without risk,it may help you especially when your spasm may originate from the micros.
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367994 tn?1304953593
05/10
Just a quick note to say hi!
I apologize for my prior message.  I'm little on edge and didn't carefully read and jumped to conclusions based on history and took it as personal and you meant it in a general sense. Can you erase it?:)
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367994 tn?1304953593
05/10
Just a quick note to say hi!
Just read your note.  The "still" for me is to communicate to the OP.  You can step up to the plate and stop being vague and get to the point. I'm not interested in impressing anyone as you seem to indicate.  My job as CL is to greet all new members..that is what I am asked to do.  If you don't like my shortcutting, whatever, you can ignore, and it shouldn't not concern you, and it is none of your business!...that's my point!  None of your business, unless you have an agenda, and we will deal with that whenever the occasion arises.  Your behavior is disruptive and not in the best interest of the board!. That's my response to your "still" and I don't believe you know what is legal or not. You are accusing me of an honesty issue..is that correct?  
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962875 tn?1314210036
05/10
No Westies right now, but I had Tuffy and Tiger to ages 13 and 15, then twins Mikey and Maxie, also to ages 13 and 15.

I love the part in the breed description, "possessed of not a little self-esteem!" ;->
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962875 tn?1314210036
05/10
Great sense of humor! (Re Improve MH Suggestions post)

AND a fellow Westie lover??
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367994 tn?1304953593
05/10
I don't appreciate your making an issue of typing errors, whatever, it takes time away from my time to answer questions of some import.  Your comments are welcome if it pertains to OP's question, but it is obvious you are trying to discredit me. If you have a problem,and you appear to be bitter, we can air it out with management.  You may have gotten away with your insulting demeanor on another forum, but I won't tolerate it...it takes up too much of my time, and it does not serve the forum's best interest. Understood!
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237039 tn?1264258057
05/10
Hey there!  I love the puppy photo.  I have a Shihtzu and I love him!  He got scalped yesterday.  Poor baby.  His skin is so sensitive and it turns bright red when he is groomed.  How are the patches working?  Take care, Ally.
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712042 tn?1254569209
04/10
You are the exception, like I am, when the microvessels are involved and they regulate the blood flow of the heart and carry 70% of the load. You will be SOB. And that's why it took 3 years to get an answer. Joan.
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367994 tn?1304953593
04/10
Just a quick note to say hi!

You may want to review the fourm's policy not to post links.  You may get approval with persmission.
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712042 tn?1254569209
04/10
Ed; that is exactly what I experience with too much heart rate on exertion or the stress testing,chemical or plain. It's that throat and chest discomfort and that's what I had just before my arrest. Is there ANY consideration for MVD or are meds you're taking keeping it calmed down?I bet you don't like tight clothing around the neck either!Joan.
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