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Is there anyone out there who has had significant cardiac problems along with / due to their Lyme disease?

I am GRATEFUL that at this point, after nearly 5 months of abx (doxy, amoxi, erythro, Biaxin, now back to amoxi)

that several of my Lyme symptoms are improving, (including that I am thinking more clearly now),

BUT --- on June 23rd I developed a pneumonia and finally entered the hospital with symptoms of a heart attack.

I did have coronary artery blockage, as well as heart failure.

Fortunately, I have received a stent.

My drs feel that although other factors entered into it including menopause and stress (I have been having significant financial problems for over a year now, and lost my radio job June 11th),

My blood pressure, etc was always normal until 2 months ago.

On that visit with my LLMD, my pressure was up and returned to only borderline normal.

But my drs do believe that Lyme infection complicated the picture.

I have only found limited information about Lyme carditis, and usually it causes arrhythmias, etc.

Does anyone know anything about Lyme and heart attack?

The Bite: July 1995
Next 13 years: Treated for things I didn't have
Symptom total: 45
1 faint Lyme IgM May 2000
5 More negative tests
IGeneX says YES! 3/16/09
Finally feel human: 2012

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I noticed you were treated for 12 things over the years. Did any of those treatments include meds that might have weakened your heart at all? Just wondering if something like that might have pushed the heart issues further.

I know I was put on Prednisone for a long time. Something like that can have bad effects.

I don't know a lot about Lyme carditis. I know I have Mitral Valve Prolapse and all kinds of Dysautonomia. I believe it all to be Lyme related.

I'm so sorry you're going through all of this. How scary. Please take good care.


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