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- Jan 15, 2011
Sorry I just looked again and I had it reversed. E/A was 0.8 and now it is 1.3I knew generally but I don't think I ever knew the entire history.
Yea there definitely seems to be a correlation between GH use and heart size. I've seen some studies indicating GH helping with the GI issues I have but I'd be way too scared to risk it messing with my heart.
I'm a little confused about your E/A numbers. This is just from Wikipedia:
-Normal diastolic function (E > A)
-Impaired relaxation (E:A reversal i.e. E is < A)
-Pseudonormal (E:A ratio appears normal)
-Restrictive filling (E:A ratio often > 2)
If you were at 1.3 that seems to indicate things were normal. And if you're now at 0.8 that seems to indicate an issue (impaired relaxation). Mine is the opposite end with >2 so "restrictive filling" according to this even though my "spectral doppler waveforms are more suggestive of normal diastolic function". Am I missing something with your numbers?
Regarding my cardio: I do 2hr of cardio per week. Typically that is about 1.5hr of LISS (130bpm) and one session of HIIT. This involves 10 all-out 15sec sprints on a bike. This gets me up to about 170bpm. At Cleveland Clinic last year my VO2 Max was 49. I feel like doing much more would just make my heart larger (as you know, extreme athletes tend to have more cardiac issues, more atrial fibrillation, and larger hearts).
I haven't gotten nt-ProBNP but I've gotten BNP tested numerous times and it's ranged from 4-25 (<100 being normal) so thus far that hasn't been an issue.
Yea. It's frustrating. I understand...the way the medical system is set up these doctors can't be spending an hour with one patient, but when it comes to something like the heart we're going to have a ton of questions especially if we're well read. And like you said, you see the report and then have a ton of questions. I'm going to see a men's health doctor who sort of has a specialty practice geared toward men who have used gear and want to optimize their health. We have an hour long consultation next week. As I've mentioned in this thread before I've worked with Dr. Rand McClain and while I like him I think he's too quick to brush things off. Always telling me my heart is totally normal for an athlete when it's clearly not. This new doctor is very serious about getting men to optimal health post AAS use so I'm hoping he has some answers for me. I'd love to start HCG and get my test a little higher if it's not going to make my problems worse but my heart health is my main concern. Will update everyone about what he says.
If bnp or pro bnp is low, then cardio is not affected by a damaged heart, so that is good.