I Have a Heart Condition

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    Well since i was born I have had it,

    i had surgery to close the hole in my heart which was a VSD, never had any real problems until now, my cardiologist is saying that with the frequent cardio i do for my job is affecting the heart which is now leaking blood on to my lungs..... Its apparently a mild leakage...
    Arizv11 Arizv11
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2014

    I Have A Back Flow Of Blood Issue

    after having a stroke after I was raped the did another eco-cardio graph on me and it didn't show much more than the one before.but when I get emotionally stirred up I get a lot of chest pain, arm and neck pain...I know people think its normal and just get over it but sometimes...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jun 1, 2012

    I Have Heart Problems And They Are Not Sure What Is Causing Them.

    So four days ago I went to the clinic because I had a cold. I was expecting to get a prescription and go home. And then the doctor listened to my heart had a few test done and then told my mom that I needed to be rushed to the er by ambulance. Me and my mom thought that it was...
    act4 act4
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2013

    I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot :) I live a

    normal life because my heart was repaired at a young age.
    svsanch svsanch
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2014

    I Can't Wait

    till i don't have to see some one's fanny or breasts in an avatar! I'm as straight as they get and its very uncomfortable. I now wake up to this ugly white caboose , i darn near choked on my coffee!  nothing appealing about it if your not a guy or lezbian . Yes love your bodies...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2012

    I'M So Tachy!

    Well, it's always a comforting feeling when your doctor says "well I can't say for sure...I do know what you DONT have..." I've spent a decent amount of time in the hospital now for heart rates reaching almost 300 bpm (my record is 290!), completely unexpectedly. Resting on...
    sleepynightmare sleepynightmare
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2013

    It's Faster Than Normal.

    I believe I have Tachycardia but you need to have over 100bpm to be classed as a Tachycardia sufferer. My heart right now is going at 92bpm and it's been at a resting heart rate of 120bpm in the past. My boyfriend said the other day that my heart was abnormally fast and he was...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    But the doctors haven't figured out what

    exactly the primary source is 😕 My heart rate is always way higher than normal, I get chest pains, and stairs are difficult *sigh* I wish they would run more tests and find out!
    PsychotixLeon PsychotixLeon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse.

    Basically, some of the valves to my heart don't close as they should which causes blood to lead backwards. In my case it's genetic and like my mom and grandpa before me, it will get worse. The last EKG I had showed an arrhythmia which means something else is going on too. It's...
    Stringcheese Stringcheese
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    A "strange Congenital Anomaly"

    I've been serving in the military for a little over a year now. I went to basic on June 1, 2010 and was in the Future Soldier Program for a year before boot camp. Well, when I joined the Army, I had to get a waiver for a heart murmur. It was a small murmur that only one out of...
    RavenAlexa RavenAlexa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2011

    Lucky To Be Alive

    i had surgery at the age of six months to open up a defective valve. if i had not had that surgery, i would not have lived past the age of two. each day is a gift, not for religious reasons but from the wonderful world of medicine. thank you science. 
    natallica natallica
    18-21
    Dec 24, 2009

    Pulmonary Valve Stenosis

    Every since I was a baby I have had Pulmonary Valve Stenosis, which is a condition that causes the valve in the heart that leads to the lungs not be squashed almost being closed. This has caused me to get out of breath very easily. This meant that is hard for me to do exercise...
    lilly1571 lilly1571
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2013

    I Have A Back Flow Of Blood Issue

    after having a stroke after I was raped the did another eco-cardio graph on me and it didn't show much more than the one before.but when I get emotionally stirred up I get a lot of chest pain, arm and neck pain...I know people think its normal and just get over it but sometimes...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2012

    Oh, The Joy.

    I have a heart condition called Mitral Valve Prolapse. Basically, the valves to my heart don't close properly causing my blood to pump backwards. I recently learned during my last EKG that my heart doesn't pump only twice, it's pumps 3 times which means my valves are leaking. I...
    dcaleb21 dcaleb21
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

    I have superventricular tachycardia.

    A condition of the heart where it beats faster then it should. Mine is caused by an extra node inside my heart that causes it to double beat, if I put stress on my heart, physical, emotional, or mental. My heart will speed up it causes a few symptoms when mild, but when bad it...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix
    18-21
    Dec 31, 2013

    I have a heart condition

    and my last surgery was over 9 years ago. I'm supposed to have it every 6-8 years. My worst fear is having surgery again. My next heart appointment is tomorrow and I have a feeling I'm going to be told I need surgery again. On top of that, they normally do an ultra sound or...
    BeYou321 BeYou321
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2014

    ARVD

    Well I guess I'm first. I have a condition called ARVD. It is a genetic disorder that affects the Right Ventricle of the heart, and turns the muscle tissue into a fibrous tissue. I have had to give up living an active lifestyle and even abandon one of my dreams.
    jb3126 jb3126
    26-30
    8 Responses Sep 9, 2008

    Mandy

    Hi my name is mandy i am 43 and have 2 daughters now aged 14 and 17. 10 years ago when my husband was 30 he died very suddenly in his sleep with no prior warning of any problems, he was a very fit young man. We found out it was due to ARVC and since then my youngest daughter who...
    daveandmand daveandmand
    41-45
    1 Response Aug 28, 2010

    Mandy

    Hi my name is mandy i am 43 and have 2 daughters now aged 14 and 17. 10 years ago when my husband was 30 he died very suddenly in his sleep with no prior warning of any problems, he was a very fit young man. We found out it was due to ARVC and since then my youngest daughter who...
    daveandmand daveandmand
    41-45
    Aug 28, 2010

    Last year I went off of my antipsychotics

    and I think that I damaged my heart. I've been on them ever since but every time I lay down on my chest or back my heart slows down and pauses, then speeds up really fast to the point where I am paralyzed for a few moments until my heart rate returns to normal. I am only 34, and...
    SealedWithAKisss SealedWithAKisss
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015
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