What heart condition do you have?

By TRKnight2007 Latest Reply 2013-07-05 06:40:23 -0500
Started 2009-10-22 19:46:07 -0500

I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in June 2008. At the time my readings were 160/90. Over a 12 month period I went through several types of drugs (mostly beta blockers) in varying dosages with different side effects. Currently my blood pressure is down to 123/82 after going on 20 mg of Bystolic daily.

What heart condition do you have and how is your control? I'd love to hear from each of you.

7 replies

flower2 2013-07-05 06:40:23 -0500 Report

I have angina,congestive heart failure,atrial fibillation and high blood pressure, coronary artery disease

HEART DISEASE 2011-01-23 14:50:29 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed August 1, 2010 with non-ischemic dialated cardiopathy and high blood pressure. All my valves are prestine and he believes I have had the heart disease for at least 2 years. Basically stating the left side of my heart doesn't pump when i'm active and the right side pumps slowly. This also makes it so I have poor mix or blood to oxygen

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my health 2011-01-14 07:45:18 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed some years back with high blood pressure as well. Several medications later found one with low side effects. Avapro is my choice. I also take lovasa prescription fish oil. Full doses I can't take so 1 twice daily seems to be well tolorated. Mine stays about 118/72 now. Exercise is critical as well. Watch my sodium levels an cholesterol as well. Good luck

HeartHawk 2010-11-13 23:47:20 -0600 Report


I have always been blessed with good blood pressure starting at 120/80. However, since I started on high dose fish oil (5000-6000 total EPA/DHA per day) it has dropped to a consistent 100/70 or lower!


P.S. I started the high dose fish oil as part of my effort to reduce lipoprotein(a). The BP lowering was a side benefit.

tinman101 2010-10-05 12:52:46 -0500 Report

I have cornary artery disease, heart failure, heart attack and unstable angina, I have had 2 by pass operations,35 angiograms and 14 stents. I take Plavix,Imdur, renexa,coumadin, norvasc, toprol xl, pravachol,zetia, xanax, lasix, nitroquick, oxycodone, aspirin and restoril to sleep.