Fireman and Bad Hearts

Talk about your heart not working up tp speed and the effects it has on you and your life

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I have a pacemaker

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Comment by Willie Brantingham on June 17, 2009 at 3:06pm
Had the electro cardioversion done last week. It didn't work, they tried 3 times even at their highest setting, still in constant afib. Will be another 3 weeks before they try some other meds.
Comment by R.C. Homer II on June 17, 2009 at 12:36am
Hi all I'm so glad that I'm not the only one with a bad heart doing this.
I started doing wild land with the USFS. When I was 18yr. and at the age of 24 I had to have the Aortic Valve replaced. In Oct of 2003 I had Three (3) Heart atticks # 1 while on the tread mill at the Dr. Office Good for me. The other Two was while I was in the Hospital whating for the Angeogream and One more in Dec. of 2003 and then the worest news of all after 18 years in the Fire servics I was told I had to quit no more stress at all. That was one of the heardest days of my life.
Comment by Willie Brantingham on May 9, 2009 at 12:56am
I had 2 heart attacks 5 days apart the end of Feb and first part of Mar 2007 on the second one I was life flighted to the University Hospital in Cleveland. Had 2 stints put in plus an angioplasty done. On a cholesterol drug study program thru the University Hospital. Was doing good till recently when the tiredness, shortness of breath started getting worse. Cardiologist now says I have artial fibrillation. Once they get the blood thinned enough they are going to do electrical cardioversion to get the heart rhythm back in order. I have been on my department for 38 years and the last several years as fire chief. I am overweight, have sleep apnea, have an enlarged heart, diabetic with some congestive heart failure. So outlook is not good as heart disease runs on both sides of my family. There are probably lots of others out there that have heart problems and I know of 3 others just on my department. Everyone stay safe!
Comment by CHAPLAIN MARK OSHINSKY on February 9, 2009 at 12:25am
Line of duty Heart Attack
Comment by Jessica on February 9, 2009 at 12:09am
I have a big lazy leaky heart... A right atrium enlargement, a lazy IVC and a leak. It sucks, causes difficulty breathing and palpitations, not to mention my resting HR is around 100-120
Comment by CHAPLAIN MARK OSHINSKY on November 19, 2008 at 1:21am
Comment by rick estep on October 24, 2008 at 9:30pm
i also have heart diease. back in feb. i had to have a pfo closer and a stint put in

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