2 stents,after heart attack,

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status quo
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   Posted 3/1/2017 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i had two stents after heart attack 4 months ago,still cant walk for more than 15 to 20 mins,without having to stop,for a rest,was wondering if this is normal,and how long will this last.
im on 9 tablets for the condition.i cant do very much physical work,even walking up the stairs can still be tiring.
im not on cardiac rehab,at the moment,as im to have a defibrillator fitted in a few weeks.
was wondering if anyone on here,has any info on my condition,and what should i do.
thanking you. idea

Post Edited (status quo) : 3/1/2017 1:31:06 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/2/2017 4:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Status Quo
This is a fairly slow forum compared to the Prostate Cancer one of which I am also a member (unfortunately)
6 months ago I had a heart attack followed by a cardiac arrest and was fitted with 3 stents.
I was certainly doing quite a bit more than you are at your stage, however, everyone is different in both recovery and amount of heart damage they have suffered.
Yesterday I completed a nuclear stress test and I am hoping that the results will give me more indication of how much I can push myself.
An excellent forum of which I am a member is the cardio athlete site on Facebook. A members only, however truly informative and inspirational.
Continued walking increasing slowly in distance and intensity seems to be one of the best things you can do.
If you are really worried, perhaps an appointment with your cardio may sort things out.
I have also been seeing an exercise physiologist which has been very helpful.
Good luck and make sure you check out the cardio athlete site.
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status quo
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   Posted 3/2/2017 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you greg for your reply,apparently my heart muscle is damaged,and scarred,thats whats causing the slow recovery.cheers mate

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   Posted 3/2/2017 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi status quo & welcome to the forum. So sorry to read what you are dealing with. I am not sure of your age but keep up with the walking the best you can. Does your dr say the reason you are still struggling is a result of all of this or what?

My daughter's very best friend had to have both a fib & pacemaker put in. She is now 45 years old, this was 3 years ago. She started feeling bad & finally went to her dr & he sent her to a cardiologist & had testing done. No history of heart problems. Her husband found the very best heart surgeon he could find in Dallas to do the surgery. She did wonderful & does anything she wants to do.

Please take care of yourself & keep us posted. Like Greg said this is really a slow forum.
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status quo
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   Posted 3/2/2017 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks straydog for you reply was talking to my doctor today,and he said it was down to the bad bang i had,it will maybe take a lot longer to recover from fully.im nearly 54 years old,and no heart problems in the family.cheers
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