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    [CHF]

    Author: Robbyn (---.sympatico.ca)

    Date: 08-16-02 11:43

    I was wondering through the vast wealth of knowledge and expertise from Sarah (who has already helped me once) or Lisa if you might know much about CHF. I have HOCM, 'active' (is that the right word) CHF since March.

    Does CHF get worse in hot and humid weather and why? My diuertic doesn't seem to keep up.

    By the way I took your advice and am going to see Dr. Wigle in Toronto. I hope he will treat my CHF or do I need a CHF specialist for that also?

    Tahnks,

    Robbyn

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-16-02 12:01

    Dear Robbyn

    Glad to be of help and I'll try to be somewhat helpful here. Being a cardiologist, Dr. Wigle should be amply qualified to treat the CHF as well as HCM.

    Just from a technical standpoint, when the air is hot and humid, even a healthy body has to fight harder to keep cool and in homeostasis (balance), so if your heart is struggling already, it ups the ante to be in a hot/humid place. The perfect solution would be to live in a warm place in winter and a cool place in summer, but how many of us can do that? Frankly, I think we all should but I'm a dreamer.

    take care good luck wtih the new doctor.

    Sarah

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: DonnaH (66.43.240.---)

    Date: 08-18-02 02:31

    Here is a very good website about CHF.

    http://www.jonsplace.org/

    It has been a great deal of help to me in dealing with my husband's CHF.

    Donna

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-18-02 11:40

    Donna -

    I will say the information contained on the site you referenced is very good in the area of CHF! but I would recommend the updated site at http://www.chfpatients.com/index.html. It lacks the personal opinions of Jons family members.

    Lisa

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-18-02 21:46

    The American Heart Association has a great section on CHF:

    http://americanheart.org/presenter.j...dentifier=1486

    If the link doesn't work, use americanheart.org and then choose CHF from the Diseases & Conditions menu on the left side of the home page.

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: Robbyn (---.sympatico.ca)

    Date: 08-19-02 21:57

    Thanks for the links. I have looked them over and they have been quite helpful. Sometimes I get suspicous when I read SOME websites. When I first started reading about HCM back in March this is what I read on the website for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

    "70% of patients die within 5 years of when their symptoms begins"

    I have since learned that this is not true, but was very upset for quite awhile.

    Sarah I found the American Heart Assoc. site very good. Thank-you

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-20-02 07:41

    Good G-D is that really on the website in Canada!!! If you can find the link email it to me directly (do not post it, I would hate people to go there by mistake!)

    I will contact them directly and have them use correct data!!!

    Best wishes!

    lisa

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: Robbyn (---.sympatico.ca)

    Date: 08-20-02 09:03

    Lisa,

    I will send you that link. But I sent an email to you over the weekend and you did not reply to me and I was wondering if I have the wrong address or should I be sending it somewhere else. [email protected] was what I used.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you

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    [Re: CHF]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-20-02 10:47

    Robbyn

    Support is answered first by Ellen then she fowards all tech stuff to me. It can take a few days to get though all the emails....WE GET A TON!!!!!!

    The email address is [email protected]

    lisa
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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