Exercise heart transplant

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Avatar n tn hello all, i am in the process to see if i am a candidate for a heart transplant. I went to see 2 surgeons , one is in favor of heart transplant and the other one says that she can agressively treat me with drugs. My EF is under 20, and the lung pressure what that means is 12 and it should be 15. the suregeon who wants to treat me with drugs only did visual physican examination and MVO2 test. The other surgeon did heart cath.
Avatar f tn Checking with the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, with 40,000 members world wide, they don't know of anybody who developed CHF with their new heart. As far as the testing prior to transplant, most of it is the normal stuff: EKGs, Echos, Blood Workups, Caths, Interviews, that type of thing. You will probably have sessions with the hospital social workers as well. People are usually placed on a list by the TRANSPLANT TEAM when they feel the patient has about 18 months of life left.
Avatar n tn At the same time I started having lots of liver pain which I have never had before (Have had this about 30 years, dx 3y.ago) Yiks. I didn;t know what to do, exercise or not. So, I still exercise and have talked with two different docs about it, but they didn't seem to think there was a relationship between exercise and raised alts,asts. I do. But, I feel so much better and the exercise keeps me from falling into a depression. Keep pumping the iron girl, we need to keep as strong as we can.
Avatar n tn My daughter has been through 3 bouts of Congestive Heart Failure with her heart and she's still alive. One of her BNPs reached almost 8000 with a normal of 0-100! An EF% of 45 really isn't too bad, normal is 50-70%. What does your transplant team say about all of this? Are you in any rejection? From what I can gather, having CHF with a transplanted heart isn't common.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend, soon to be husband, if hopefully going to be having a heart transplant in the next year. We are wanting to make sure he is as prepared and healthy as he can be for this surgery. He was born with Transposition of the Great Vessels, having had corrective surgery at a few months old to reverse blood flow in the heart and had valve replacement when he was 7 yrs old. He has in the last 4 years had 4-5 heart failures. I was hoping to have some diet/exercise suggestions made.
Avatar n tn A normal heart ejects 50-70% of blood with each beat. A damaged heart ejects less than 45%. At 20%, your sister's heart function is very impaired. While I don't know if she is a candidate for transplant based on that number (I think it's 15%) I think I might want a tie-breaker opinion. A bypass may establish better blood flow which could lead to an inrease in her EF and take it above 20%.
686869 tn?1227203535 Cyclosporine and cyclosporine (modified) are used with other medications to prevent transplant rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the transplant recipient's immune system) in people who have received kidney, liver, and heart transplants. Cyclosporine (modified) is also used alone or with methotrexate (Rheumatrex) to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints).....GOD BLESS!!.....Dan You can take this to the bank!!!!.
Avatar m tn I am post-liver transplant, 3-1/2 years with recurrent HepC, 1a, with Q80 mutation, grade-2, stage3-4. I am being treated (now 6 weeks of 12) with Sovaldi, Olysio and Ribavirin, and wish to better understand how essential is ribavirin to take throughout the 12 week course. My viral load was non-detectable at 4-weeks. I am completely house bound by symptoms which I attribute to the ribavirin. I cannot find any Forums with patients having a similar profile.
Avatar n tn At this time they have given my dad no other meds to stop the heart from increasing, or to help with the heart congestive heart failure. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Avatar m tn I have an ejection rate of 30%. Is there a way exercise can help my heart. I workout 5 times a week and cardio 3 times. I'm in excellent shape with hardly any body fat. My doctor said to not exercise until i get my percentage up. can u get the percentage up by doing nothing but taking lisinopril 2.5 and carvedilol 3.125 (twice a day)? I'm a dedicated athlete at 45 years old and feel like i should be able to do something to help besides sitting still and waiting.
Avatar n tn Yes, I would keep pursuing this with an Electrophysiologist (cardiologist that specializes in heart rhythm disorders). Fainting with exercise is not normal. Regular cardiologists often overlook electrical heart problems in young healthy people. These diseases can be overlooked on ECGs unless looked at by a specialist. There are several different heart conditions that should be ruled out on your son. Our family has Long QT Syndrome and my son fainted with exercise before we were diagnosed.
Avatar f tn my son's events have turned into heart failure. LV is stiff, right heart pressure is elevated, gradient is in 60's, aortic valve is tethering, he now has pulmonary hypertension, anemia has developed and we know is sleep apnea is severe. Chest x ray showed signs of heart failure as well as blood work. Moving to a university hospital, Monday, to get workups from specialists he is familiar with as well it is a transplant center just in case.
1211508 tn?1343083205 My Father had a maasive MI when he was 42 and almost died. He had a heart transplant back in 1988 and he's still doing great, we just had lunch together. So Iaske for extensive CAD workup. The cardiac MRI is reallt good at checking for clogs. I was 0%. which surprised the heck out of, I expected some. All my measurements are good, muscle motion is excellent, ejection fraction is excellent. I also went for 2nd opinions. While I was having lunch I had a HUGE flip flop.
Avatar f tn Dear Lucy, There are several things going on here, including a heart murmur, exercise associated headaches and dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Except for the murmur, these sound like they could be associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS. If he has a normal echcoardiogram, the murmur is likely an innocent murmur (assuming that the study was performed by a pediatric cardiologist). You may want to look at two websites, www.dynakids.org, and www.
Avatar f tn I'm a little overweight(150 and 5'2) but have recently lost 10 lbs and plan on continuing to eat well and exercise. I understand I will probably have to have a heart transplant at some point in my life but my goal is to get off of mechanical support and go as long as possible without transplantation. Thank you so much for any insight you can provide!!
Avatar f tn i also do quite a bit of heart rate exercise when not on tx....run ...bike...all that stuff...i have since i was very young...none of that for me...i just got to the point that i can take a walk for a mile....there was a few weeks i couldn't even talk to tell people what to do...couldn't drive for a few weeks..was in bed all day...now i can drive a ways...i'm much better now...still have lots of sx but nothing i can't deal with.... not ready for any intense cardio yet..everyone is different..
Avatar m tn He may exercise aerobically, and with monitoring of his heart rate. If he is 50, his maximal heart rate should be around 115-120 bpm. If he develops symptos or signs of angina or CHF before reaching that target, then he should moderate his efforts. I would advise against heavy lifting, as this can raise blood pressure, and affect LV performance. He is certainly a candicate for established medical therapies with beta blockers, ace inhibitors, aldosterone blockers and digoxin.
Avatar m tn 5 weeks, sometimes up to 21 liters. He is awaiting an appointment with liver transplant doctor. His stats: -Considerably overweight although he loses about 47 pounds when he's drained. He's 6'4". -Drank too much for years - stopped totally 6 months ago (did not go to AA meetings though so not sure how he will need to prove that. -Healthy heart -No diabetes Considering the above, I'm wondering if they will put him on the transplant list.
Avatar n tn They are keeping a watch, but he will probably go on heart transplant, (if he qualifies), when he gets to 10%. He has a defib. with 3 leads, which keeps his heart going, & we are going to ask about the stem cell therapy. Thanks again.
1402011 tn?1291415382 We produce adrenaline immediately during exercise and the heart reacts quickly to it. My father's pulse reacts just as quickly to exercise as it always has. Ectopics of the benign variety are usually caused by something called "enhanced automaticity". Any cell in the heart is capable of becoming a pacer. ectopics are caused by those hyper little bastards :-). Adrenaline can make them more hyper and you release a lot of adrenaline during exercise...
Avatar n tn Im at stage 3 of 4 on my congestive heart failure, and they are sending me to the Cleveland Clinic for a heart transplant consultation. It's scarey to me, but my family is so very supportive and were happy that I may be getting a new lease on life, rather than my inability to really live a quality life right now. I really appreciate the things you said, you helped more than you'll ever know..Thank You!
Avatar m tn Never a hint of any issues, had a widow maker heart attack when he was 42. He somehow survived it and needed a heart transplant. This was back in 1988. He's still here, 25 years late. Amazing right? Stopped smoking, no blockages since. If you've had an MI, PVCs can predict certain things but you haven't had an MI, there's no concern there. Keep an eye on it, any changes in symptoms see a doctor. Don't smoke. Caffeine, even small amounts, will make it worse.
Avatar n tn I am getting some conflicting recommendations regarding possible heart transplant. I am 36, have had diabetes since 6 months of age, and have had two heart attacks within the past six months. I now have eight stents, am told that I cannot tolerate any more, and bypass is not a possibility because the veins are too constricted around my heart. I'm told that the possibility for yet another heart attack is probable.
Avatar n tn My most recent MUGA shows an ejection fraction of 37% and I'm told that the heart function on the left side of my heart, where both of the heart attacks have occurred, is extremely diminished. My question: How do you know when it's time to consider this drastic procedure? I am due to meet with a transplant team next week to start the process. Should I worry that I might get a heart transplant if I don't need one??
Avatar n tn We do have donor but doctor said, we need to get heart, lungs and liver test first before we can get the transplant date. We were told by other doctor that, my dad has small amount of water in his lungs and his liver looks little damage as well. I am worried, Is he still ok for transplant or he've to stick with dialysis?! I can't see him in this situation. :/ Please do let me know if you have any sort of information related to this.
Avatar m tn However, from a practical standpoint, only patients who have failed all known beneficial therapies are considered appropriate transplant candidates by the heart transplant community.
1187301 tn?1264776520 If it becomes refractory then an LVAD may be needed, but here we must say that this is a very invasive measure, and one that has an almost 50% mortality at one year. Used as a bridge to transplant it may be more useful, but once again severe refractory heart failure is usually the indication. 6- Stem cells are still in their infancy and may prove to be more useful in the future.
Avatar m tn I don't know what proper terms to use with my heart, but I'll try to describe is as best as I can. It started in high school about 5 years ago, I felt them every once and a while but I didn't think anything of it. There are times when my heart flutters, I can be sitting there doing nothing and it will just kind of hit me for 10 - 15 seconds and then go away. Most of the times it doesn't hit me unless I'm exercising or doing something to raise my heart beet.
Avatar n tn I was told NOT to exercise because my heart couldn't handle it right now. Is that because I'm only 4 months in? I have of course started a diet and have lost 15 pounds but I certainly need to loose more. I was also told that I could have had this thing for up to 7 years but it only exacerbated now.