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Heart Disorders board


It's been three years since I was diagnosed with dialated cardiomyopathy. At the time that I was diagnosed I was 20 weeks pregnant. My EF was less then 15% and my heart was enlarged. I couldn't walk more then a block without feeling as my heart was going to poud out of my chest. I could not continue with the pregnancy. Since then my EF is back at 52% and my heart is back to regular size. The doctors also tell me no children. Like you I have had mixed answers. Some say yes some say no. I struggle with it everyday. I want children more then anything. I am now married and my husband says that what ever choice we make he just wants to be certain that I will make it through and that the baby would be OK. I go back in June for a follow up, we plan on talking to my doctor again (who by the way is against it). He says it's up to us but he feels it'll be too risky. But he says many women have done it and have healthy babies and survive. I do know that I would not be able to continue taking Altace, they did say the Coreg would be fine. I'm only 27 so I still have some time I guess. To think at my age that I could never have children is just out of the question. I know that there are lots of children that need families, but before I go that route I want to be 100% sure that I can't have one myself. Good luck to you and what ever you decide.