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    Night sweats and short of breath
    karenap posted:
    I had a heart attack in my LAD four months ago.I am wondering if some days being very short of breath but other days having normal breathing is normal ? My ejection fraction was 45 at that time after putting a stent in. Could night sweats be related to a heart problem.I awake almost nightly not really feeling hot but soaking wet with sweat.
    CardiostarUSA1 responded:
    Hi: b "Wondering if some days being......" It may be "normal", on a individualized case-by-case basis, as some ♥ patients report having good days and bad days (due to whatever reason/s). b "Ejection fraction was 45 at that time" Normal resting range left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is 50%/55%-70%/75%. Average reported is being in the low to mid 60s. LVEF can vary throughout the day, and can also vary from one type of diagnostic imaging test/modality to another, such as non-invasive echocardiogram, MUGA scan/ERNA, gated-SPECT scan with Cardiolite or Myoview, Cardiac PET, Cardiac MR/MRI, and invasive X-ray angiography. b "Could night sweats be related to......" It may/could be. Also, from WebMD - There are many different causes of night sweats. To determine what is causing night sweats in a particular individual, a doctor must obtain a detailed medical history and order tests to decide if an underlying medical condition is responsible for the night sweats. Some of the known conditions that can cause night sweats are: Menopause. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis. Infections. Cancers. Medications - Taking certain medications can lead to night sweats. In cases without other physical symptoms or signs of...... Hypoglycemia. Hormone disorders. Neurologic conditions . Coronary stents (drug-eluting or bare-metal) are just a Band-aid or spot treatment, as this does not address the underlying disease process and what drives the progression. Most important, coronary artery disease (CAD) is a lifelong unpredictable (can exhibit periods of stabilization, acceleration, and even some regression) condition, requiring a continuum of top notch care, as well as good doctor-patient/patient-doctor communication and understanding at ALL times. Best of luck down the road of life. Take care, CardioStar☆ Advocate for ♥-Health - - b ☑Be well-informed Cleveland Clinic b Understanding Your Ejection Fraction Your Total Health b Ejection fraction - NBC/iVillage [Patient education guide> - Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) b Heart Failure Stages - WebMD Living with Heart Disease b Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) CAD is a chronic disease with no cure...... b Recognize the symptoms...... Reduce your risk factors...... Take your medications...... See your doctor for regular check-ups...... HeartSite b Coronary artery anatomy ☞Starting with the the left anterior descending (LAD) - b Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack/stroke Epidemiologic studies have revealed risk factors for atherosclerosis (typically affecting the coronary, carotid, peripheral arteries), which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction, or mutation), diabetes, smoking (includes secondhand), inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, diet high in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, high LDL, high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, LOW HDL (less than 40 mg/dL, an HDL level of 60/65 mg/dL or more is considered protective against coronary artery disease), high homocysteine, and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP). - i Quote "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!" - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society . b Live Long! :-)

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