I haven't been on this site for several years.
I have survived several heart attacks, been thru cabgx5, have an ICD and am all plugged up again. But I feel good, have a good attitude and am happy.
I hope to get to know you all and hope you all enjoy good or improved heart health.
I had a massive heart attack on May 4, 2003. Thru the course of diagnosis while in ER and catheterization it was determined that I had 3 arteries 100% blocked, 1 artery at 98% blocked and 1 artery at about 85% blocked. I have EJ fraction around 20 and have had numerous echo-cardiograms to monitor heart function. I lost 60% of my heart that night. I cannot do what I used to but feel great. In September of 04 I had an AICD implanted more or less to act as a saftey net for when my heart stops and have developed alot of arrythmia problems. I also have two aneurysms. One is on my ascending aorta and is distorting the aortic valve. The other is an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Both of which need to be repaired.