In August I was diagnosed by double heart cath with diastolic dysfunction with left ventrical stiffening. An hour before the cath my cardiologist was suggesting I see a dr. closer to home since I really wouldn't need him and then a half hour later pulled in four cardiologists to look at my heart. They obviously could not believe what they were seeing on the screen. If you google Diastolic dysfunction you come up with heart failure. I have continued to have chest pain, shortness of breath, no energy, and a general feeling of terrible health. Five weeks after ASD closure this started up. I had a prior post but am continuing to have health issues and no one can find a reason. I met with my cardiologist AGAIN today (my third one) and he says I passed my stress test with flying colors. He says my heart is good to go! I am on several heart failure meds. Did anyone else have this happen to them?
He is suggesting a possible hiatle hernia and see a psychologist to help with my stress level. In the past two years I have had the following.. Emergency Hysterectomy Dec. 11, breast cancer April 2012, Heart issues followed by ASD closure Oct. 2012, Thoracic Fusion due to previous back injury 20 years ago. Feb. 2014. Thanks
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I am three months out from my ASD closure by Amplatzer device. It was about the size of a quarter. The doctor says my right ventricle is enlarged and "It's not that bad." He had another dr. look at it too.I am a 44 year old female and mother of two energetic boys.I did great after the procedure for a while. I had an increase in energy, less numbness in hands and feet, and a major decrease in shortness of breath. After about a month and a half that began to change and has continued to worsen since then. I have to wait a little while before seeing my cardiologist but I think I may have pulmonary hypertension. Here's what's going on. I am experiencing extreme fatigue, dizziness, chest pains with pressure feeling, leg aches, and some heart palpitations. The thing that really concerns me is my shortness of breath and inability to do ANYTHING. Just putting a load of laundry in causes shortness of breath and weird coughing. Tried to make some returns at a department store and could not walk across it without sitting down. I feel like I just can't breathe, just shallow breaths. When I see the doctor they are doing an echo. Are there any questions I should specifically ask? Thanks for your ideas! Happy New Year!