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Old 03-21-12, 03:48 AM   #1
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Warning about Calcium products.Scheduled for open heart surgery..

I found out yesterday//MRI results//that I need open heart surgery do to calcium build up. I go into Naples Community Hospital this Friday.

Glenn in Naples

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Old 03-21-12, 06:33 AM   #2
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Wow! Good vibes sent for successful surgery and quick recovery.
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Did you take calcium supplements? If so, how much and did the quacks tell you this was the cause?

Good luck with your surgery!
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Were you on any medications beforehand that could have contributed? My BP medicine supposedly zaps calcium from my system (which appears to be the opposite problem - although it could just be pulling it out of where it's needed and depositing it where it's not).
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I started taking Calcium in 2002 after a series of cycling crashes//non proff. with Naples,Velo.
I had no symptoms except an elevated HR after a hard ride. Some times elevated for 4 hrs.

I had a complete heart check/no angiogram/ with negative results in 2007. So last Wed after an Angiogram/heart cath/Got the good news/ LAD and Right coronary Art. 100% blocked. Doc says the blockage started 5 or 6 years ago..The LAD is supplys 2/3 of the blood to the heart aka widow maker. Do to being active, I have a nice network of peripheral/collaterals arteries around the blockages...........Thanx

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Thanks for the info.
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Wow, that's some heavy news. Hope you make a speedy and complete recovery!
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Thanx Chris,

Very heavy yes..But your communication and concern make it lighter..

Glenn in Naples,Fl
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I'll throw some good bike riding thoughts your way too!!!
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Glenn..best of luck to you. I went through it in May 2008 at age 48. Calcium blocks and very small arteries (genetics, my bro had OHS at age 39)...thank God for the peripheral arterial growth. I urge you to get at least two opinions, sometimes these things can be worked out with stents...a lot of times they can not. I never took calcium sups, so sometimes there isn't much you can do about it. I did smoke for 15 years, quitting in 1990...a bad thing to participate in...the smoking, not the quitting. I have not been as active since the surgery and I have gained about 35 pounds...so I'm trying to get on the bike more and return to my more active self...it's not easy.
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Thanx Hikezilla..
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Glad to hear it, how are you feeling?
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Okay..Thanx for asking..
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