Patient Comments: Heart Disease - Experience

Question:

Please share your experience with heart disease. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Colt'51, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 12

I have led a very healthy lifestyle, no smoking, no alcohol, balanced, nutritious diet and lots of exercise. Then in the early 2000s, I experienced a heart episode (attack?), and they put in a stent. Considering my life choices, I was confused to the point of being stunned. My cardiologist told me, it was genetics. I don't see much mentioned here about the same.

Comment from: Alan, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 21

My mom was suffering from coronary artery diseases which is a type of cardiovascular disease, for seven months which became the worst nightmare of my life because she's the most important person in my life. After series of laboratory tests and medications which could suppress the ailment for a little while but wasn't the total solution. This situation led to numerous frustrations in my life because I spend virtually all my savings to make sure she is fine.

Comment from: peterchunt, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

I had chronic constrictive pericarditis. Because of the rarity of this heart disease, and the fact many people die of something else caused by this, there is little discussion. My cardiologist told me few people get to have the surgery (removal of the heart and complete removal of the pericardium (medical term pericardiectomy subtotal/complete w/cardiopulmonary bypass) because they normally die of something else caused by this disease. It is possible, it is not that rare.

QUESTION

In the U.S., 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. See Answer