Stroke after lung transplant

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Avatar n tn I have cardiomyopathy and have a CRT-D and also have CHF, COPD, and lung nodules in both lungs. about 2 months ago I developed a 3rd beat with a pause, they said it was arrhythema and that the cardiomyopathy is progressing. My blood pressure goes up and down, up and down all the time, it doesnt stay long at the scarey blood pressures, but it does go there, and I feel horrible most all the time. Lately the lowest was 60/40 and the highest was 169/130. I have a horrible time at night.
Avatar f tn I believe that because of the additional time I had to spend in bed and not able to move for fear of upsetting the healing process at the angiogram site, I have since been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung). Six weeks after the stent and pulmonary embolus diagnosis, chest discomfort, aching arms - sometimes upper arms, wrists and hands, jaw ache and under tongue ache has occurred over the past 10 days.
Avatar f tn My father in law was diagnosed with lung cancer and had surgery to remove it. He has been unresponsive ever since he came out of surgery. A little backround to maybe help with any logical explination you may be able to help me with. He just last year had a heart transplant that he had waited on for 5yrs. they had found a spot on his lung that they have been watching, and decided to remove.
Avatar n tn Here is the continuation of surfnsand247's original Tingling after Swine Flu Vaccine.
518117 tn?1429279873 But, not there when she actually did die. She died from a rejected lung transplant. But, I do know from family members that were there when she passed away, that she did not bleed like Todd did at all. Infact, all my family members I just mentioned died horrible deaths from fatal diseases. None of them bleed the way Todd did. Todd's liver weighed 3840 grams. The average liver weighs between 1200-1500 grams. He had fatty liver disease. M.E. talked about drinking some.
Avatar f tn He said that my lung should get transplant instead but then again getting lung transplant it's very risky. My heart condition yup theres a hole in the heart and yup the doc said my blood circulate only 1 way(eg.
Avatar f tn The symptoms you describe, other than the stroke, are consistent with interferon side effects. Is he on the transplant list ? What is his MELD score ? He needs to be seen by a hepatologist experienced with liver disease. Spelnomegaly and hypertension develop as cirrhosis becomes more advanced~ decompensated cirrhosis. If he does have decompensated cirrhosis, than he should be on a low salt, low iron diet and have no red meat. And of course no alcohol.
Avatar m tn It has been a horrible year and a half for my family, we lost my uncle at the age of 44 suddenly to a brain aneurysm, them my great grandma, then my grandma who just turned 70 on December 4 2010 from lung cancer (we think it started there anyway). Also a few days later my gram passed my dad went in for back surgery (which was his last resort) and they overdosed him badly and he went into a coma (but they never really said) his kidneys started shutting down etc.
Avatar m tn I had 17 blood clots in my right lung, at least that many in my left. (The doctors checked my heart and said I had a big heart but nothing was wrong with it.)They put me on coumadin and sent me home. After about a week my shortness of breath began to worsen, to the point I couldn't get dressed without gasping for air. The doctor put me back in the hospital for a lung biopsy. He told me something got in my lungs and literally ate my lungs, I now have about 45% left.
Avatar m tn It has been a horrible year and a half for my family, we lost my uncle at the age of 44 suddenly to a brain aneurysm, them my great grandma, then my grandma who just turned 70 on december 4 2010 from lung cancer (we think it started there anyway). Also a few days later my gram passed my dad went in for back surgery (which was his last resort) and they overdosed him badly and he went into a coma (but they never really said) his kidneys started shutting down etc.
148987 tn?1287809526 But it got me thinking, after trying to get support and information on the lung cancer forum, how alone these people are and how desperate it must be to them, and their family and friends and perhaps there is a way, that we could help them. The hepatitis social community has always been very active here, with lots of people and support and good humor where people often tell their stories and I think that would help these people a lot and I think it would help US a lot.
Avatar n tn but the reason my heart specialist said that was because I told him I didnt want anymore tests done id been in hospital 14 times and Ive know when my kidney and lung was affected that I knew in my heart that Iwas on borrowed time so Im glad he was straight forward...
Avatar f tn \the result of 8 weeks life support, 3 months intensive care a year ago is, congestive heart failure of the right, initially, and now also the left heart, also irregular heart,also double wire pacemaker fitted due to abcess removal on the heart involving naturaL PACEMAKER,1/2 function to each kidney, poor lung function due to double pneumonia,some fluid retention to lower lung,long term, neither increases nor decreases,grand mal epilepsy, due to stroke whilst on life support,replaceement aortic
Avatar n tn I had a minor stroke last week and am at high risk for another. After the procedure I expect my heart will work normally.
Avatar m tn Goodmorning, Always liked his song, wasted days and wasted nites. A sad ending for a ole 70's jukebox honky tonker!!
Avatar f tn Her statement was that AFTER a transplant, your immune system is compromised because of the Prograf (anti-rejection medicine) and you could get a lung fungal infection. I did post in another board if marijuana laced cookies or brownies would cause the same problem . The doctor's nurse said NO marijuana. Period. Hmmm... I wonder. It has helped me tremendously pre-transplant, as I was averaging 2-3 hours sleep a night.
4234394 tn?1351476958 We've filed disability on my husband for other health problems of the back & knees & mental health. The state of course denied us the 1st time. We've turned it over to the attorney that got my disability when I broke my back x's 2 in 2003 & have too many med. problems to list but the attorney got my disabilty w SSI & medicaid awarded. Hubby is not able to work now due to not being able to hold out a whole day without pain & exhaustion from his back.
29837 tn?1414538248 I feel after the whole transplant experience, both prior and after, I no longer will live my life in fear. Being told I had ESLD was probably the scariest thing that's ever happened to me. But having faced my mortality, I am no longer afraid. It certainly has been proven that stress is not good for anyone's healthy. And I do believe in following one's intuition about what is right. I don't believe in one size fits all whether it's clothing or health care.
502395 tn?1210566185 * stopping smoking reduces the incidence and progression of lung disease including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; * after 10 years of stopping your risk of lung cancer is less than half that of a continuing smoker and continues to decline (provided the disease is not already present); and * after 15 years your risk of heart attack and stroke is almost the same as that of a person who has never smoked.
Avatar m tn I know this is an old post but though I dont have Hep C. I did have Hep B at one time. I have cirrhosis..and was told by my Cleveland Clinic hepatologist that since I am 65, that I would prob not need a liver trans till I turned 73 at which time I would be too old to transplant. Nice. I have other health issues that "popped up" after his statement (r/a lung after 33 yrs with r/a) so I prob would not be able to pass the transplant eval anyway. But it made me feel like you did.
Avatar n tn So she is ordering me a sleep study and I also have to go see a lung specialist. She said I am prone to a heart attack and stroke. any advice you can give me I would apprieciate it.
1372757 tn?1305920171 Other blood disorders Problems with pregnancy Lung problems (like trouble breathing, pneumonia, inflammation of lung tissue, and high lung blood pressure), sometimes requiring a machine to breathe for you and/or causing death Eye problems (blurred, loss of vision, and retinal detachment) Autoimmune problems (sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, and thyroid problems, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism) Heart problems (including high or low blo
Avatar n tn Afib is a chronic problem in most people and drugs do nto cure it, only help to decrease the number of episodes. These two drugs both work to "stabilize" the electrical system of the heart and also slow the heart rate when you do go into an afib episode. There are many other medications that can be tried in addition should these fail. Here is some additional information on afib.
Avatar n tn Thank you so much for your comments. I didn't realize it would hit such a nerve! VERY comforting to hear from you all who at least underst& something of what we have been through. Yes, westfield60, it is scary & we were not prepared for the journey we were about to embark on prior to June 28.
Avatar n tn , a phone call that he made two days before). His comprehension, already affected by a stroke that he had three years ago, is getting worse. Physical symptoms include red palms, along with "knots" underneath the skin, and red, blotchy skin (upper torso). In the past two months, he has lost about 15 lbs. without trying. His appetite is poor, and he is easily fatigued. He also sounds like he has a lot of congestion in his chest (kind of a wheezy, rattling sound).
Avatar f tn Hep C progresses very slowly, and progresses faster post transplant. For us, there was very little affect on the liver 8 years after transplant. But I believe that treatment probably adversely affected his overall health, his immunity, and his lifespan has been shortened. He looks about 10 years older than he did before the treatment. I'm sure you being much younger and healthier, the longterm side effects won't be as bad.
Avatar n tn February of 2010 she was hospitalized again, at this time they started her on a bipap machine (rebreather). Also her pulmonologist told us that she needed a lung transplant (whoa) totolly not expected. So we started that process. Weel many appointments later and momkeeps decopensating. Today makes 22 days in ICU and she has developed pantycytopenia (decrease in all her blood cells) her WBC count is .
Avatar n tn Was diagnosed with non-eschemic cardiomyopathy (dilated) with an EF of between 5 and 10% (two different hospitals) after being in the ER with what they called congestive heart failure. I've been reading a lot (online) about it and am a little freaked. Most of the sites state that only about 50% of people make it 5 years after diagnosis. How true is this???
213398 tn?1202674074 so i dont feel like its a lung condition. lungs are clear. i feel like it can be cardiac. i've been to tons of emergency rooms about this and 3 cardios. have done a million tests. ekg, stress, holter, echo, event monitor, blood work. they say all is normal. but this does not feel normal. yes i get anxiety but i really dont think this is an anxiety symptom. i've had anxiety for 10 years but this feeling only happening last 2 months or so.