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Old 11-15-2006, 07:45 AM   #11
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Congestive heart failure is a different animal. It needs treatment and "curing". That is not a healthy heart condition for alcohol stress. but Corey should be out of CHF now I would think.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:53 AM   #12
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I have had irregular heart beats for over 20 years. I can feel my heart speed up and then back to normal. I had it checked several years ago but they didn't do anything. I guess I get this maybe a few times a year or more. Maybe should get it checked out again. O, but I hate drs.Yes I know hate is a strong word but if you had the drs we had here you would too. Just might have to go to a different town near by.Glad your on the right track now corey.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:01 AM   #13
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Congestive heart failure is a different animal. It needs treatment and "curing". That is not a healthy heart condition for alcohol stress. but Corey should be out of CHF now I would think.
I didn't think ONE glass was stress. But thanks for letting me know. I do have someone else in my family with CHF, but she doesn't drink at all, so everything is ok there. CHF aside, is one glass of red wine bad if you're on a blood thinner?
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:50 AM   #14
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I thought so too!! Also, beer is supposed to be good for the heart as well, but I imagine that for anyone who has or had CHF, it's a no-no.

The coumadin is supposed to help keep the blood on the thin side to help prevent blood clots which would lead to a stroke if one were to travel up toward the brain.

And thank God that I have no blood clots and aim to keep it that way!! The coumadin keeps the blood thin and, in time, desolves any blood clots so that they don't pose any dangers.

If the docs found any blood clots during the ultrasound procedure, I'd have had to wait two weeks for the coumadin to disolve them before the shock treatment could be done.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:56 AM   #15
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Congestive heart failure is a different animal. It needs treatment and "curing". That is not a healthy heart condition for alcohol stress. but Corey should be out of CHF now I would think.


I should know tomorrow when I go to my appointment for an EKG. The heart rate should still be normal or near normal.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:22 PM   #16
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Whew! That must have been frightening. Glad to hear you're okay Corey.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:47 PM   #17
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Corey I'm so glad you're on the mend. A good friend of ours just had a TIA - actually lost vision and the ability to move one side of his body for a short while. Scared him silly. It took them 8 days to get him stable enough with the coumidin and other meds. Now he's working on diet and exercise. He'd known about the irregular heart beat for a long time - but just ignored it.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:46 PM   #18
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I'm going to say something here - Corey I really want you to sit down with your doctor and get some FACTS. I have always been under the assumption that CHF cannot be cured but can be helped through nutrition and sometimes drugs (downfall there are side effects). Once a heart has gone into CHF it's an issue that just has to be dealt with but cannot be done away with. Your quality of life does not have to be severely compromised - you just have to have some facts.

Certain ailments/illnesses/diseases can tolerate certain "foods/alcohol" while others cannot. You have a nice combination going on here where things cannot be looked at separately.

The mix-up with your meds was probably due to the anxiety you were under. Under anxiety we can't really remember a lot of information that is thrown at us. Take a pen and paper to your appointment and write things down.

Also, write down some questions now to take with you - leaving space after each one for some answers. Write down your daily eating/drinking habits and write down all your known ailments. Tell the doctor what you believe to be true about each one i.e., what you can eat/drink and it will be ok for A) diabetes B) high blood pressure, etc., etc. It might not be this doctor that can clarify everything - it may have to be another doctor - but you need to do this. It wouldn't hurt for a nutritionist to be involved either. Once you see things written down it's much easier to follow the "rules".
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:48 PM   #19
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Kitchenelf's advice is exactly right.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:02 PM   #20
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I didn't think ONE glass was stress. But thanks for letting me know. I do have someone else in my family with CHF, but she doesn't drink at all, so everything is ok there. CHF aside, is one glass of red wine bad if you're on a blood thinner?
That isn't exactly what I said. A person in congestive heart failure is not in a healthy state and should follow what the doctor says. I have never heard the restriction concerning the possible re-precipitation of the CHF, but I am not a doctor.
And, again, not speaking as a doctor but as one married to one on coumadin with numerous heart problems under medical control, I can assure you that red wine is consumed. ;o)
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