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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 12/18/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,
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.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 12/19/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Gain,

I am very glad to meet you and also happy to see you back here.

I am Kitt and I am the moderator for the forum now. I bet you will be a great help and inspiration to the members. I notice members come and go quickly and would love to see some good conversations get going here so we can support our members and show them how much we really do care.

We may not always have the answers but we sure do have lots of support and caring to offer.

Again glad to meet you and Happy Holidays.

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