Heart Disease

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Heart Disease

W.C. asks from Dallas

Last year I was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. I am 36 years old, my father had the same thing at the same age I am now. He passed at the age of 40. After fin...


My Mom Is Having Heart Surgery!

S.M. asks from Dallas

I just found out my mom who is 53 is going to have heart surgery to replace two valves that are leaking in her heart. I am very optimistic about the actual surgery i ...


Open Heart Surgery

J.S. asks from Savannah

Can anyone give me any information on the recovery time for open heart surgery? I am taking care of my dad and he is having a difficult time sleeping. He can not re...



T.D. asks from Phoenix

I was told that my 3 1/2 year old daughter needs to have surgery to seal up an abdominal hernia (not an umbilical hernia which she had, but went away...this one is ab...


Heart Defibulators

L.D. asks from Atlanta

Has anyone had a family member that has had to get a heart defibulator put in and during surgery do they have to stop that person's heart???


Doggy Heart Murmur

R.M. asks from Nashville

Our 14 yr old terrier mix has had a heart murmur for a couple years. It makes her sort of cough and choke when she gets excited. Lately it seems to be getting worse...


Gastric Bypass / Heart Surgery Diets

M.S. asks from Chicago

I'm not having gastric surgery but I am getting in a swimsuit in 7 weeks (just found out). I'm about 50 lbs. overweight. So I know it's not great to loose a lot of ...


Mom's Open Heart Surgery - Your Experiences?

J.W. asks from Boston

Hi all. I am new here but found this great site while googling information on open heart surgery. My mom (64) was told a week ago that next week she will be having he...


Jumpy Heart

K.C. asks from Springfield

When you are pregnant does your heart jump around? Is this normal???


Heart Healthy for Dummies

A.C. asks from Dallas

Ok. Saturday night, with no warning, my husband very suddenly had a severe acute stroke. He was normal to....I have no words for it, in 2 minutes. It was terrifying. ...