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  • I have been functioning with an LVAD for over seven years, and have been on a steady dose of Lisinopril (10 mg/day) for that time. The Lisinopril is for blood pressure, and is said to induce a dry cough in some people. I have had the dry cough. ...

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    RE: Post op anxiety

    Hello Brett, I agree with Janis. I also take medication for stress. It can be a form of PTSD. A CABG is a major life-changing event and shows us how easily we could have passed away and just how fragile life can be. Knowing this is half the battle but ...

  • Good Morning Brett, I'm not sure if you are still feeling this new anxiety. If so, may I recommend this book, " Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry, by Catherine Pittman. I too developed some ...

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    RE: Post op anxiety

    Hi Brett, It sounds like you have developed an anxiety disorder. You should talk to your PCP and/or cardiologist about getting counseling and maybe medication. I too have anxiety. I had counseling and take medication. ------------------------------ Janis ...

  • Arnold had open heart surgery on October 23rd, following the procedure he had 2 years ago. He said he now has a "new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery." The procedure was done at the Cleveland Clinic, and he posted ...