Jul 29
leatlanta
leatlanta , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

CAD/Bypass surgery

Hi, I have a family history of heart disease. My father had his first heart attack at 48. I am a 56 year old female and have tried my best to escape this gene all my life. I was diagnosed with toxemia (high BP when pregnant) in my 20's and began talking BP meds in my 30's. I have fought a loosing battle with diet and exercise to keep my BP and Cholesterol under control. Last year my Dr. recommended I have a calcium test performed and this came back in the 99%. In 2016 I started having chest pains and immediatly went to my cardiologist. A few days later I had quintuple bypass sugery. Luckily, I did not have a heart attack. Today I am recovering from sugery and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 
2 Comments
  • OhFive
    OhFive,
    I had quintuple bypass surgery over 11 years ago. I didn't have a heart attack either so the good news was my heart was/is in good shape. My best advice is to focus on being healthy and make some lifestyle changes where possible. I haven't given up every food item that caused my issues but now I only eat certain things on special occasions or when I really want them (not every day). I also exercise regularly even if it's just walking and getting my heart pumping a little faster. Good luck!
  • JESS38ca
    JESS38ca,

    Hello I'm Jessica and I'm 37 years old with a family history of heart issues, but on August 25 of  2017 I had a heart attack. They had put one stint in but afew weeks later when they went to put in a second stint it was discovered that all three of my arteries were blocked even the one that already had a stint in it. So on December 27th I had a triple bypass, never thought it would be me.

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