Heart Failure Support Group

Heart failure is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. It is often undiagnosed due to a lack of a universally agreed definition and difficulties in diagnosis, particularly when the condition is considered "mild."

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  • superfletch21


    Hello all, I am 41 and new to this group.  I had a massive heart attack 2 years ago and had been doing fine since.  Had an echo 2 weeks ago and a follow up last week and got the news my EF is down to 27 from 47.  Going in for heart cath on Friday to see what is going on.  For how have been put on meds for heart failure.  There has been talk about a defib/pacemaker.  Wanted to know if a...
  • render


    Morning Guys ! This weekend my cardiologist took me off Lisinopril and put me on Entresto? Anyone have any experience with Entresto? thanks45 year old male with CHF......Jeff
  • Chef1969

    Alcoholic cardiomyopathy heart failure

    Hi all,As a chef in high-end restaurants for 25 years, I have endured years of mental and physical pressure, resulting in long standing high blood pressure. Additionally, I have drank way too much over the years (mainly beer/wine) to cope with the demands of the job amongst other things.  I have been recently (in May, 2017) been diagnosed with "dilated cardiomyopathy", "Left Bundle Branch...
  • Stephanielle

    Recovery and never giving hope

    Hello everyone, I joined this group over a year ago. I was diagnosed with heart failure 36% EF. I found out two months ago I was pregnant. I am 35 years old so with both issues I'm high risk. I went to the cardiologist the day before yesterday. I got a call from the maternal fetal doctor this afternoon. I was terrified but I also told staff that I would not be terminating my pregnancy. Which was...
  • Dill

    Tiredness and CHH

    Hi, I know this might sound a bit strange but over a long time now I keep nodding off and it gets to the stage where I have to lie down and wake up 2or 3 hrs later. I have had CHF now for 15 yrs and quite a few other isues.Can anybody tell me if this one of the effects of CHF because I know everybody as different issues with it. My GP never gives me a positive answer so I find myself trolling the...
  • summerbda19

    New! Hi ❤️

    Hello,Over the coarse of a couple weeks in the gym I became increasingly short of breath. So I went to my GP who sent me for a calcium Ct scan..... well my test came out horrible. My score is almost 400. I am 50 with a little girl 7 that needs me to be alive!!! I am beyond scared!!! I was a big drinker ( quit 10'years ago) and an ex smoker as well.....my father and grandfather both had heart...
  • HFpEFwoman

    Recent HFpEF diagnosis - 42/F

    Last week, I found out I am in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (@50 right now). It came as a shock as I have been extremely compliant in my diabetes care--lost weight, became physically active, kept my A1c between 6.1 and 6.3 I have gone to the endo every 4 months for years and my labs never indicated a cardiovascular issue. I have come to understand the many underlying factors to...
  • ReneeRN

    RN Seeking Insight

    Hello,I am a nurse and I am currently studying to become a nurse case manager. In the near future, I want to work with patients who are living with chronic/congestive heart failure (CHF), and I have focused my senior synthesis project on helping this population. You are very dear to my heart as I lost my father to cardiac disease in 2003. I am reaching out to see if anyone can give me insight...
  • karenlann

    ef 10% to 40%

    Hi I am 61. Befor Feb 2017 was very healthy.  All test were always normal. Worked at a very physical job.  One night I couldn't breath, rushed to hosp. woke up 3 days later on vent (taken off that day) and found out I had CHF with EF of 20%.  Told it was caused by some viral infection.  Was given a life vest when sent home, also found out I had 85% blockage in heart. Put stint in during...
  • llffss

    Any advice will be appreciated

    so here is the story:undiagnosed but been feeling sick after contracting a virus infection about 1.5 years ago. Symptoms are extremely fatigued high hemocrit and hemoglobin and RBC, high cholesterol,cough with some fluid, gained 10 pounds on my midsection, heart palpitations and pvc's. Went to the cardiologist who gave me 24 holter, noted palps and PVC, high heart rate. I have been having all...
  • Kingchris8484

    Need support

    Hi, my name is Christopher Mccain. I'm 33 years old and I have a bi-vad. Here is my story gofundme.com/2a5w6eks6ew
  • FreddyDaddy1940


    My daughter aged 24 years has VSD, which is known to us just before 4 months. She is working in a weed clinic and working hard. She has a light regular pain pain in back of neck and shoulder. What should i do? Is doing job harmful for her? What about her marriage? She is unmarried.
  • llokie6789

    Hi stu have heart failure 10 persent function nowi

    Hello all my heart is ten persent 
  • badheartDad

    not ready to go

    I am 37 years old and victim of a viral attack on my heart that has left it in a severe condition.Dr says i have a 60% chance of the meds workingcarvedilol and ramipril .he is going to treat me agressive.I have a 4 year old boy that I would like to spend more time with. I am not ready to go
  • momsell

    New CHF, probable for ICD soon

    Hi everyone,62 y/o lady with new diagnosis of CHF.  EF 25%, on meds carvedilol, losartin and lasix.  Doc wants to put in an PM for resynchronization (I have an idiopathic left bundle branch block) and also the defibrillator.  I REALLY do not want the defibrillator part.  Can I refuse this?