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Introductions: Ongoing Issues - Cognitive Impairment, Post Perfusion Syndrome

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In 2010 I had a stroke and luckily for me I was thrombolised which let me get up and walk out of the hospital 48 hrs latter, unluckily I then had to have heart by-pass surgery in 2011 following an angina attack. Since then the last 7 years have been difficult, with me suffering memory loss, loss of concentration, cofindence issues, extreme fatigue coupled with ongoing angina symptoms. I have seen research that suggests that some people who have heart surgery or a stroke suffer from post cognitive impairment or post perfusion syndrome which was thought only to be temporary but now could be long term or permanent for some. Anyone have similar issues?

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I'm 31, have genetic hyperlipidemia and have taken statins for 8 years, starting with Mevacor in 2009. (Lipitor and Crestor are too “strong” for me: I started to have memory problems. Zocor/simvastatin works well without side effects--for me.) I also take 3 grams of niacin--not extended-release--per day, two 500mg tablets after each meal. Taking niacin after meals eliminates flushing symptoms for me. Because of my father's early death from heart disease--at 45--I started running when I was 16 and run--3.6 miles every other day--and do not smoke or drink. I do have a high calcium score, but a cath showed only the left anterior descending ("widowmaker") with about 30% blockage. The other arteries were "like a twenty-year-old's," per my cardiologist. I have had no heart attacks or bypass procedures. What prompted me to write were the comments about iron. I try to give blood two or three times a year as part of a community effort, but also to lower the iron level in the blood. I eat red meat occasionally, am allowed a steak or two a year by my wife, but red meat is rarely on the menu at home. For a substantial, immediate, reduction in iron level, donating blood seems optimum, and donating on a regular schedule would seem to be the best way to not have an extended period of time with a high level of iron in the bloodstream

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Hi my husband was diagnosed with severe coronary artery disease end of Jan 2017. He has 7 blocked arteries and 2 that have completely collapsed. Waiting for a date to have triple bypass at Nottingham and told 6 to 10 weeks but it is 10 weeks now and no date. Can anyone tell me how long they waited for a bypass

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Hi my husband was diagnosed with severe coronary artery disease end of Jan 2017. He has 7 blocked arteries and 2 that have completely collapsed. Waiting for a date to have triple bypass at Nottingham and told 6 to 10 weeks but it is 10 weeks now and no date. Can anyone tell me how long they waited for a bypass