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    well, I ended up in the hospital again yesterday..was at work when I started to feel funky (almost faint). My boss (who is a nurse) took my pulse and it was 40. My husband took me to the e.r. in Worcester and stayed for tests/observation overnight. I'm not taking well to the Sotolol. I think the doctors are going in the direction of a pacer put in.
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: back in the hospital again

    I’m really sorry to hear that Cynthia, - but whatever it takes to get you better.
    Please keep us informed.
    Thanks,
    Burt

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      Hi Cynthia,

      I'm sorry to hear the news, and hope that things get straightened out for you very quickly. Try not to get discouraged. I anticipate being back in the hospital very soon to try and get this CHF under control, but I promise to hang in there if you do the same. Deal?

      Take care,

      Jim
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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        thanks, Burt...and yes, Jim, I promise to hang in there! Good luck to you
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          Cynthia - I have a ICD/pacemaker partly because I was bradycardic on a very small amount of beta blockers and my blood pressure was very low. Ever since I got the device, it has been much better, and I now tolerate a high dose of beta blockers very well.

          This might help alot, and the surgery is really no big deal.
          Daughter of Father with HCM
          Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
          Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
          ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
          Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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            Re: back in the hospital again

            thanks, Cynthia and I'm glad it is working good for you. I haven't actually met and spoken with the Boston doctors but will have an appointment very soon to discuss the action plan here. I think they are in agreement with the pacer. They tried the sotolol starting last Tuesday, but I was in extra low gear and yesterday had a heart rate of 40. I'm not a good candidate for this more potent beta blocker. I believe they will keep me on verapamil if I get a pacer
            \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

            Ralph Waldo Emerson

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              Re: back in the hospital again

              Hang in there Cynthia, things will get better and ICD isn't that bad i've had mine now for 2 years and it has never went off, but anyway good luck and i will continue to have you in my prayers

              Shirley
              Diagnosed 2003
              Myectomy 2-23-2004
              Husband: Ken
              Son: John diagnosed 2004
              Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

              Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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