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Handling the Shock of a New Diagnosis

Posted 03-03-2017 09:08 AM by sqlgirl

This my first blog entry, and I am not quite sure how to begin. Perhaps I will just write as if writing a message to myself, a message that I or my family can review in the future.

I was diagnosed with non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in January 2017. As of March 2017, we still don't know what caused it. My ejection fraction was between 25% and 27% according to the nuclear stress test and echo cardiogram. Two weeks later, my heart cath showed an ejection fraction of 20%. ...
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Tired of "running"

Posted 08-02-2012 09:10 AM by goldenfox

In 2008, I was diagnosed with Abnormal Inappropriate Tachycardia Syndrome as well as PVC's. My resting HR is 130-150. When I walk, it goes up to 170-190. Any type of exercise and it will go clear over 210. I am tired all the time. Have been on both Beta-blockers and Channel blockers. No improvement.
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I am sick of feeling this way!!!!

Posted 09-16-2011 10:34 PM by bravesfan707

So about a month ago i went to the ER because of heart palpitations that had my heart racing above 105 beats per minute. They drew blood, gave me an EKG, and took a chest x-ray, and i was given the ok to go home later that day because i was supposedly fine. Two weeks later my heart palpitations are gone yet i feel like puking after i eat dinner, i get nauseated while riding in a car, i feel tired after a full 8 hrs of sleep, i wake up with a headache, i feel like passing out if i'm outside in the...
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Chart showing my chronically high pre-diet 1998 hourly averages.

Posted 01-01-2010 01:33 AM by Machaon
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Here is a chart of my out-of-control, malignant, chronically high blood pressure, back in 1998, years prior to going on a very strict, low calorie, small meal, frequent feeding diet.

Notice the range of my Systolic throughout the day. It varied mostly between an average reading of 140 thru an average reading of 160. Systolic is the first and higher Blood Pressure reading when you take your blood pressure.

Notice the range of my Diastolic throughout the day. It...
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Here is a yearly chart, reflecting annual averages from 1998 through 2009.

Posted 12-31-2009 09:55 AM by Machaon
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Here is a chart that shows my actual blood pressure averages from 1998 through 2009.

As my blood pressure improved my Immune System Dysfunction and my Heart Failure and my Heart Palpitations and my general health and quality of life improved significantly.

Blood Pressure is just a gauge, IMHO, that reflects the general health of the body's metabolism. If the metabolism is out of whack, because of lack of exercise and poor diet and Immune System problems, then...
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