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  • Did You Know???

    The heart pumps 5 liters of blood through the body
    The heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
    The heart pumps up to 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime
    The heart is about the size of your fist
    An average heart rate for men is 70-72 beats per minute
    An average heart rate for women is 78-82 beats per minute

    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    i paced 178 times since february...

    seems like a lot but my heart has beat 17,750,785 or so also too.
    (don't worry, some SVT was in there)
    So in comparison, the pacing doesn't seem that much does it?

    Ginnilea
    Heart nurse by day, Heart Patient by night

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      They showed me the paper from when they caused an arrhythmia & tested my ICD.....holy cow...it was so weird...i mean seeing the pic i was like WHOOOAAAA..and then i saw where it said "BPM 324" THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR!?!?!?! and then it shocked and went to 81!!!!

      NUTS!!!
      ~janelle*
      \"The heart swells at the magnificance\"

      1 timothy 4:12: Do not let others look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

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        I had a patient once running at 250 and was still conscious. The paramedic I was with gave him a med started with an "A". It actually stops your heart for a few seconds kinda like a reset button.

        Wanna look death in the eyes watch someone when you give them that med. It is freaky.

        Oh yeah, piece of advice for you youngins going into the medical field esp. Emergency. Never wear your stethoscope around your neck it is an easy device to get choked with. EXPERIENCE trust me

        mary S.

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