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Well, I went to a new cardiologist about a week ago and finally got a diagnosis. I do have a slight case of peripartum cardiomyopathy. It is not causing the symptoms that I went to the dr. for to begin with. In fact, it's not something that has gotten bad enough to cause any symptoms at all. My EF was 55% on this echo (okay, but I would like higher) and my heart is only a tad bit enlarged. The dr. says that since I'm 6 months postpartum and my echo is staying that high, it isn't likely to cause problems,as long as there are no more pregnancies. That's fine with me, I was finished anyway. I have three kids which is exactly how many I wanted.They did put me on an ace inhibitor, but that was mainly to treat my high blood pressure left over from the pregnancy/ pre-eclampsia. I must say that my chest pressure is now gone after being put on the GERD medication, and all my palpitations, ect have disappeared after I calmed down and went on anxiety medication. I feel much better now. I will have to be monitered to make sure this cardiomyopathy doesn't act up, but I'm glad that the big scare is gone. I thought for sure that I was having a heart attack at 29! It's good to have my life back to normal. I have a very good cardiologist that I can trust to watch over me!

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