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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  • Friends...I had viral myocarditus in April 2015. This past Friday was my 1-YR follow that showed I had trended down to a 27-30 EF from a 35EF. I started in April 2015 with a 12-15EF. Has anyone had these same type movements in EF? Have you seen any improvements in your EF after it trends downward? I am currently trying to get a second opinion from the folks at Cleveland Clinic. However,...
  • pacey

    Need advice

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    My dad has had a major heart attack he is 57 he is in coma and has been for 12 days his heart is only beating at 10% his kidneys are shutting down and liver some times his eyes will flutter but that's about it the doctors say he is going to die I don't no he has a major infection as well he is not responding to pain his eyes roll around when u lift his eye lids they want to take his oxygen tube...
  • DepressedRecluse

    Untreated CHF

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    Hey guys... I am here because I ...honestly I don't know why I am here... What I do know is this...Eight months ago I went to the ER with a severe asthma attack, or so I thought... When I got there, I was triaged and rushed into a EKG and then wheelchaired into a Level 1 Trauma room surrounded with three doctors and six nurses who never left my side...for three hours I was treated as hospital...
  • Tiffanyslusher73

    Heart failure

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    Hello I also have congestive heart failure I had a pacemaker and defibrillator put in last November but still seems to not be helping. I am also confused a lot of the time because I know that this is going to kill me and I sometimes don't know how to deal with it I did post on the pacemaker form also I just sometimes don't know where to turn because I am only 42 years old end I just get very...
  • Jean24

    Heart working at 32 percent

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    Hi, My brother is 29. He has heart problems since birth (aortic valve been replaced). He was told yesterday that the left side of his heart is enlarged and only working at 32percent. In 2013 it was working at 42percent. The consultant was surprised he wasn't feeling out of breath & if it wasn't for this he would put in pace maker in now as he ticks every box. He told him to come back in 4months....
  • This is probably the most depressing part about having heart disease for me, and I am only 24 years old, the penis is basically limp and has no life to it, it almost doesn't feel part of my body as if the blood has been signifigantly sucked out of it over time leading to nerve damage/dumbness, I used to be able to just about have sex but it was never really enjoyable for me because with lack of...
  • nymima

    CHF diagnosis with cirrhosis of the liver

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    Just a question for my sister. She has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver over 5 yrs. ago, and recently went to the hospital with severe edema and ascites. She received a new diagnosis of CHF that she's had for a while I guess. Her heart is very weak. She has had an arrhythmia that they couldn't get under control because of the edema in her legs, so she remains in the hospital at this...
  • gavinh

    Newly diagnosed

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    Hi guysLooking for some clarity as I'm pretty confused atm.Ive recently been diagnosed with heart failure, found out yesterday my EF is 35%. Just to add, I've never had any symptoms, my heart failure was found purely by accident about 6 weeks back.Doc has prescribed me with Bisoprolol and Ramipril.Im 32, reasonably fit and do exercise regularly, have a decent balanced diet.Questions: Doc said its...
  • RachelCass

    The past year

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    Ever since my childhood I've had I'll health or problems. I was born in 74 an 8 week premature baby. Sadly I've been left with a variety of congenital defects or problems. My bladder never developed beyond childhood and my lungs have always caused problems. Being diagnosed with endometriosis at 21 hasnt helped either. But this past year has been just the worst. I collapsed last summer at the...
  • jennymaude

    CHF Newbie - Confused

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    Hi all. I am a 57 yo female. I had an echo done on April 21 and the EF came back at 30-35%. I have zero symptoms. It was discovered while I was having a pre-op evaluation for removal of my gallbladder. I then had a Nuclear test done and the EF came back 65% normal. Last month I had another Echo done and the results showed again 30-35% EF. I have a cardic MRI scheduled for August 29,2016. The...
  • BHeather29

    Diagnosed heart failure 2014

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    Last night i went through a very scary situation and kept going in and out of conciousness. This is not the first time its happened and last time i ended up in the hospital. There is not many i can talk to who would understand what im going through. Its hard going through this alone im feeling down.
  • joelopezf

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Hey guys so 2 years back i had a pulmonary embolism due to a dvt from knee surgery. it took me months to recover, i had chest pains for months each morning i would thank god for another day on earth. it was the toughest months of my life, i was over weight at the time i lost weight got my health back to amazing shape and the pain and depression went away slowly but it was gone. Now 2015 oct 4 I...
  • RoboPop

    CHF ~

    Dear Family, and Friends ~I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss something that has been bothering me, and I felt needed to be addressed at length, so we may come to an understanding. My condition, specifically congestive heart failure (CHF). For some reason, society equates looking good to physical well being. Even medical doctors, who know better slip into this trap, and equate appearance...
  • deleted_user

    Hello- 32 and newly diagnosed

    Hey all- I am so glad to finally find a message board for this. I was diagnosed last month with congestive heart failure and feel like a deer in head lights. I'm 32, not in perfect shape, but not the worst... we don't know what has caused this yet and I don't know if we will. There has been so much running through my mind the last maybe 6 weeks and I feel like I just haven't had a chance to...
  • andrew100

    Brand new diagnosed last week ...

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    Hi , My name is Andrew I was diagnosed last week. My echo came back with moderate mitral valve regurgitation, moderate left ventricle dialation, moderate systolic LV dysfunction, and severe Left atria enlargement. My EF if I am reading the echo document correctly says 57%? I wish I could say it was a shock I knew for months something was wrong ( waking up gasping , always tired, tachycardia ,...