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Postby steves 50de » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:30 pm

Heart cath,... has anyone gone though one, i may have to get one and i'am little nervous. :( Carman and jeff no jokes that i don't have one. :lol:
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Re: Heart problems

Postby Sevens » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 pm

I have not experienced heart problems myself but I have always held a firm position:

it is FANTASTIC for you when the Doctors find some heart work they want to do. They are damn good at it and them finding it, going in and correcting it -- that's exactly where you want to be. The bad place to be are the folks who never got that chance.
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Re: Heart problems

Postby Big Boomer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:22 pm

I had two cath's done in 2006 each resulted in a stent being placed in the arteries effected. Any intrusion into the heart is not without risk, that being said the alternative of not having one done is risky also. Heart cath's are fairly commonplace today and most result in little or no problems. Just insure that you have a good cardiologist who has done many of these. Good Luck!!
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Re: Heart problems

Postby JimE » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:35 pm

Had one in 2007.
Cath was no big deal.....the double bypass two days later was.
Whatever they do, or find, don't get yourself worked up worrying about what is next. Take it one step at a time, and have faith in the almighty.
It is far better to find a problem, and correct it before you have heart damage.
You will get thru it, and start feeling better.
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Re: Heart problems

Postby Mr. Glock » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:20 pm

Being in Cleveland, the Clinic does a nuclear medicine heart stress test that is almost like having the cath. I’m sure I’m not quite relaying that 100% accurately, but something to ask about.
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Re: Heart problems

Postby Chuck » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:19 am

I have four stents, Steve, numerous "incidents" and consider myself a cath lab expert.
Ask me anything.

Fun fact: everytime I go in, I take my voice recorder. They set it with my Bible on a table about ten feet away. You can listen to them probing your heart later.

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Re: Heart problems

Postby carmen fovozzo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:27 am

steves 50de wrote:Heart cath,... has anyone gone though one, i may have to get one and i'am little nervous. :( Carman and jeff no jokes that i don't have one. :lol:



Dude..I had one about 15 years ago....Believe me when I say it's nothing at all...Piece of cake...
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Re: Heart problems

Postby steves 50de » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:00 am

carmen fovozzo wrote:
steves 50de wrote:Heart cath,... has anyone gone though one, i may have to get one and i'am little nervous. :( Carman and jeff no jokes that i don't have one. :lol:



Dude..I had one about 15 years ago....Believe me when I say it's nothing at all...Piece of cake...

Did you get stents :?:
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Re: Heart problems

Postby pirateguy191 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 am

Hey Tin Man......best of luck. But just in case, can I get that Star? :lol:
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Re: Heart problems

Postby carmen fovozzo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:01 pm

steves 50de wrote:
carmen fovozzo wrote:
steves 50de wrote:Heart cath,... has anyone gone though one, i may have to get one and i'am little nervous. :( Carman and jeff no jokes that i don't have one. :lol:



Dude..I had one about 15 years ago....Believe me when I say it's nothing at all...Piece of cake...

Did you get stents :?:


NOpe...nothing wrong with me in that situation.

YOu need to eat more PAsta... :|
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Re: Heart problems

Postby carmen fovozzo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:02 pm

I want the 50 left to me for putting up with you all these years.....and by the way, please don't leave me those 1975 golf clubs you have.
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Re: Heart problems

Postby steves 50de » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:04 pm

pirateguy191 wrote:Hey Tin Man......best of luck. But just in case, can I get that Star? :lol:

Sure 450 for you. 8)
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Re: Heart problems

Postby Sneakypete » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:27 pm

I was scheduled for a heart cath last Nov. Went in, about three hours later, woke up in the recovery room, thought to myself, "that was no big thing," then the doc came in and told me they were taking me in for emergency surgery. I ended up with five bypasses. So much for going home the same day.

Spent the next three and a half weeks in a rehab hospital, got out just prior to Christmas. Not really a big deal, feel a lot better now.
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Re: Heart problems

Postby techmike » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:23 am

steves 50de wrote:Heart cath,... has anyone gone though one, i may have to get one and i'am little nervous. :( Carman and jeff no jokes that i don't have one. :lol:

Best of luck and we will all be thinking positive thoughts.
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Re: Heart problems

Postby ashtabula » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:05 am

I would think being a little nervous is normal. If you end up needing to have one, schedule it at one of the locations that handle high risk cases. That way you have all your bases covered.
I had my first heart cath just prior to my 32nd birthday, I'll be 64 this summer.
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