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01-10-2008, 09:04 PM
Hi ,I have a question I went to the doctor yesterday due to SOB .They did an echo and saw that my graident went from 100 to 15 .I had an ICD put in on june 4th 2007 and was also put on norpace 300mg .So I guess everything is working but I still have SOB and also finding it hard to eat I feel full after just a little bit of food exactly how I was feeling before the ICD and the norpace . I was just wondering has this happen to anyone else .THey want to do a stress test on monday .
01-10-2008, 11:43 PM
I had a myectomy and I still have days where I have SOB and many times when I eat I can only eat a very small amount and I feel full. Sometimes when I take only the first bite I feel that way and then there are times I can eat a normal size meal with no trouble at all (however, that is not very often.) As with all symptoms of HCM they change from day to day and hour to hour.
01-11-2008, 11:21 AM
Please call the HCMA office. I am not quite understanding the decrease in gradient to 15 when it was so significant at 100mmHG.
There are different reasons for symptoms and sometimes it can be more to do with stiffness of the left ventricle or poor relaxation of the ventricle as it prepares to fill and pump blood forward. Size of cavity(left venticle) / volume capacity( how much blood is able to fit in left ventricle) also is important regarding symptoms. Gradients vary on any given reading and are also influenced by overloads of fluid or dehydration.
PS.:I note that you are on Norpace but still that is a VERY significant drop and the fact that you have these ongoing symptoms has me concerned.
01-11-2008, 12:57 PM
I'm new so I'm not hip to the lingo... What is SOB?
01-11-2008, 01:04 PM
shortness of breath
01-11-2008, 02:29 PM
I've never taken Norpace, but could the SOB possibly be a side-effect of the drug? Has the shortness of breath gotten worse since you started the Norpace? Perhaps others who have been on the drug can provide some insight for you. At any rate, hope you feel better soon!
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