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heart failure

heart failure

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Posted by Suzy on October 25, 2000 at 06:08:18:

Matthew,my heart is totally dependant on my pacemaker to keep it beating,without it,I would die.The top chambers of my heart(atria) are longer able to beat,they quiver which throws out bloodclots,I take Coumadin to prevent them.My heart as a whole is slowly shutting down,and I will need a transplant in the foreseeable future.My heart is enlarged and some valves are leaking because of this enlargement.I am taking lots of meds in hopes of trying to keep my heart longer as there aren't enuf donor hearts.I have already had 2 cardiac arrests & this is my third pacemaker.There is lots more to my story but it would take too long to explain.Maybe the skipped beats you are having aren't serious,but why take a chance?I think it is better to be safe than sorry. my screen name reflects my journey,(lookn4aheart)good luck,Suzy


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