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Response to riverwalker (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:00 PM

57. In most cases it is true that it is never cured, BUT I was cured

of it. It depends on why you develop CHF. I developed it a few years ago at 37 years old and was hospitalized with moderate CHF. It was idiopathic, and they never figured out why it happened. Sometimes people can catch a passing virus that attacks the heart, and that is what they suspect happened with me. Anyway, within a few months my heart function returned to near normal and I now have above normal heart function and my cardiologist said I have virtually no change of recurrance. I am a rare case, but it does happen. The heart can return to normal function.

The drug, carvedilol (Coreg), is definitely saving lives and strengthening the heart muscle for so many people. I am now only on a small dose of it and an ACE inhibitor, but it is just a precaution. I will probably eventually be off all medicines for it.

You're right about Walmart. That's where I get my medicine, and it's super cheap.

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