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Comment from: dances2, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I have emphysema (COPD) and was vacationing in Colorado at 8500 feet. It's pretty high altitude, but I had vacationed there for 9 years. This visit, though, I couldn't catch my breath, even on flat ground, so went on oxygen therapy. Even with the oxygen, I felt weak, fatigued, and sweaty. And what really convinced me to fly back to Maine was the feeling like I was getting bad bronchitis - lots of coughing and phlegm-without being "sick". Once home, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and placed on diuretics and different blood pressure medicine.

Comment from: Scorpio, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 09

On March 15, 2006 I awoke at 3:00a.m. To use the bathroom and I had felt like someone hit me on the shoulder blade. By the grace Of God my wife was up next thing I know I'm staring at the ceiling and have lost all bodily functions on the bathroom floor. Ambulance was called and determined that I in fact had a Heart Attack. Here I am 43 year old Caucasian male. I work 65 to 70 hours a week and smoke like a train w/ occasional drink and Diagnosed w/ Sleep Apnea. And I've just had a Heart Attack. My God!!!!!! Angioplasty was performed blockage dealt w/stents. Here I am 4 years later; quit smoking only 3 months ago. Have had several more stents put in 8 total. And now I'm dealing w/The not so early stage of Congestive Heart Failure.

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