Rebecca shares the medications she is trying to control her microvascular heart disease symptoms and describes why it is necessary for her to engage in exercise.
When I was diagnosed with microvascular heart disease we tried a variety of different medications to begin the process of healing my heart. We started with Eplerenone. We had of course baby aspirin, beta blockers, channel blockers, in fact I was even part of a study in which we tried Ranexa to help with this particular medicine, and I am happy to say that at this point progress has been made.
However, the best thing probably about my doctor was the fact that if there was something that wasn’t quite working she would always say, “We just have to get the balance right,” because it’s different with every person.
All sorts of heart disease, you have heart disease but there’s many different kinds. So it’s important to get the right medications, the right advice. In my case, exercise is key because it helps to get the heart moving and that’s very, very important.
One problem with this particular kind of heart disease is it has a mind all of its own. I never know when symptoms are going to start. So it’s very important to listen to your body to know that when symptoms are coming on you need to slow down and let your heart rest.