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5851092 tn?1404133464 I know for sure that your brain will increase parasympathetic tone to increase your heart rate with exercise, higher body temp, food in your stomach, etc... so in other words, your equation is extra beats=more adrenaline When it's actually a lot more complex than this extra beats=more adrenaline+parasympathetic tone+sympathetic tone+enhanced automaticity+all the other endocrine issues Think about a heart transplant patient. All the nerves going into their new heart are cut.
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.
Avatar n tn my husband has only 10 percnt of his heart working and need a heart transplant...
Avatar m tn 5 we lost his twin brother from restrictive cardiomyopathy after heart transplant complications. Doctors at UCLA maintain it was a virus that unfortunately caused the myopathy and ruled out genetics. My 9 year twin old son is short for his age and does not seem to be growing in height like his peers in 4th grade. He does not like physical exertion. He sometimes complains of stomach aches and leg pains.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed in 2001 (age 36) with Cardiomyopathy / CHF caused by a virus in my heart. My EF was 10%. I was on a Heart Transplant list but have never had a transplant. In June of 2002 I had an implanted pacemaker ICD. I've been on Coreg, Furosemide, Lisinipril, Crestor, etc ever sense. In 2007 I had a replacement pacemaker/ICD.
Avatar m tn My brother's heart is only operating at 10% and he needs a transplant (1) how long can a personal survive with only 10% and what are the procedures for getting a transplant? I know you basically have to wait to see if someone dies and if they are a donor?
Avatar f tn I think your husband needs to be seen by a cardiologist - heart specialist. If he believes that a heart transplant is appropriate he will refer your husband to a transplant center where he will be evaluated. If the center determines that heart transplantation is necessary then the real process begins. You get listed and you wait until a compatible organ becomes available and your husband is at the top of the waiting list.
Avatar n tn Has your brother been seen by a transplant team yet?
Avatar f tn I JUST FOUND OUT MY STEP DAUGHTER MAY NEED A HEART TRANSPLANT. SHE IS 36 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS JUST IN THE HOSPITAL LAST MONTH, AND IS NOW BACK. SHE HAS HAD YEARS OF DRUG ABUSE AND SHE HAS HEPITUS C. THEY SAY ONLY 15% OF THE HEART IS WORKING. SHE'S NOT IN ICU. SOUNDS ALITTLE STRANGE TO ME. SHE'S NOT AN HONEST PERSON AND DOES NOT GET ALONG WITH HER FAMILY. SHE'S HAD MENTAL PROBLEMS AS WELL. MY BOSS HAD A TRANSPLANT HER IN DALLAS A YEAR AGO. DOING GREAT.
Avatar f tn did anyone have a transplant and get better? and does the medications you take for your heart transplant make you very sick?
Avatar f tn He has recently been told the only thing left to do is a heart transplant. He has started the testing to see if he is a canidate. Is there a site where I can go to see what test they will be doing, what they are testing for, and if he is a canidate, what steps to expect pre surgery, post surgery and recovering at home.
Avatar f tn //www.mayoclinic.org/heart-transplant/statistics.
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 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 Compliance is sometimes a problem. My Dad had heart failure after 4 heart attacks. He kept complaining about the various heart meds, didn't like them, didn't want to take this one or that one. His heart got so bad they told him he was in end stage heart failure and put him on hospice care. At that point he decided to follow directions and took the Amiodarone (the one he hated) and other various meds. His heart stabilized and after the 6 months, he was off hospice care.
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 m tn When they put in the new heart how do they connect the main nerves to the heart or are you on a pacemaker and if so how high do they usually have to set it, 80 beats a min.100]. Hope I'm not getting to technical for you all on this site. Thanks.
Avatar m tn My husband goes to the University of Michigan as well, and was in a very similar boat as you recently: his EF was down to 10%, they were talking transplant, etc. It came on very suddenly and they can find no cause (no heart or vascular disease, no smoking, drug use or alcohol, not overweight, etc.). They are assuming it was viral.
Avatar f tn We have been told conflicting information from his maybe needing a heart transplant, to having a defibrillator implanted, to his chances of living past 2 years was slim. We were wondering what can be expected with this condition and what his possible life expectancy can be. Is this a condition people can survive from? Does anyone know if there is a special diet that would be helpful or if there are any new treatments that can be done?
Avatar m tn He had a massive heart attack on the LAD (widow maker) and needed a heart transplant right away. He was on a waiting list for 5 months. He had it done at temple university hospital in Philly. He'll be 70 on April 1. It was like nothing ever happened. Back to full time work in 6 months and hasn't missed a day since. He's still working full time. He didn't have any other health issues which was in his favor.
Avatar m tn What can i do to get my energy back? or will I ever get it back? I have been told a heart transplant is in my near future. I know me worrying about my heart is not helping. I feel like I have been sentenced to prison!! what else can I do?
Avatar m tn Contrary to popular belief, it would appear that rest is more beneficial to heart recovery than exercise when low EF is associated. In the UK, patients with an EF less than 30% are usually given an ICD because arrhythmia is more likely. This acts as a stop gap while they wait for a transplant. I am speaking of those with irreversible damage, ie areas of heart muscle have died. Many of those patients have seen quite dramatic increases in EF.
Avatar m tn Six years ago, my then doctor told me I needed a heart transplant. I had had a heart attack and in heart failure mode. At the present time, my heart functions normally and heart size has returned to normal with medication. Thanks for sharing, and don't give up. Rest and medication can be healing, and later an exercise routine, proper diet, etc. may turn the condition around. Take care.