Right hand and arm colder than left

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Mary Kay
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Right hand and arm colder than left

Post by Mary Kay » December 28th, 2014, 11:56 pm

Has anyone here ever experienced this? My hands and feet are very often cold and recently my right hand and arm feel colder.
CHF, Cardiomyopathy and LBBB
EF 20%
St. Jude Bi Vent ICD CRT implanted September 9, 2011
7 shock storm inappropriate due to dislodged lead
damaged lead removed and replaced Sept 26, 2011
EF improved to 50% in December 2012
Carvedilol 12.5 mg 2x
Ramipril 5 mg 2x

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Re: Right hand and arm colder than left

Post by freckles1880 » December 29th, 2014, 8:38 am

Yes! Yes! Yes! My doctors don't seem to be concerned and my warden says it is because the right side is farther from the heart. When I get the "chills" my thumbnails turn purple and slowly my other fingernails do the same, just not the whole nail. The inside of my hands also will darken.

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Medtronic-Visia AF implanted 7-8-2016 stayed with the with 6947 Sprint Quattro Secure lead. Original ICD implant 2-4-2009. ICD turned off 10-6-17 as stage 4 lung cancer taking over.
Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

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Re: Right hand and arm colder than left

Post by Eric » December 29th, 2014, 10:31 am

Do you experience numbness with it? Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can cause this, but is somewhat rare and also hard to diagnosis.
Just saying.

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Re: Right hand and arm colder than left

Post by freckles1880 » December 29th, 2014, 11:17 am

In my case I do not. Just the discoloration.

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Bob

Medtronic-Visia AF implanted 7-8-2016 stayed with the with 6947 Sprint Quattro Secure lead. Original ICD implant 2-4-2009. ICD turned off 10-6-17 as stage 4 lung cancer taking over.
Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

My "Wardens" are my bride of 54+ years and my daughters.

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Re: Right hand and arm colder than left

Post by Mary Kay » December 31st, 2014, 12:43 am

Went to my EP and my GP today and neither one seemed concerned. My blood pressure is the same on both sides so it's not circulation. So no more worries about that.
CHF, Cardiomyopathy and LBBB
EF 20%
St. Jude Bi Vent ICD CRT implanted September 9, 2011
7 shock storm inappropriate due to dislodged lead
damaged lead removed and replaced Sept 26, 2011
EF improved to 50% in December 2012
Carvedilol 12.5 mg 2x
Ramipril 5 mg 2x

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