Wello, i have had 2 heart attacks. Both times Hospital given me the all clear go to my Cardiologist, have an Angiogram to find first was 75% blockage, 2nd was 95+% blockage. Dont get fobbed off. Demand an Angiogram ask if the can go in via wrist, this way alot easier. As through groin, you cant do anything physical for 3 months as chance of plug moving and bleed to death in minutes.
I had an angiogram through the wrist and didnt feel a thing. bloody amazing what they can doI posted my story on the HD Forum a while back and will find it & link below soon - ive since had a cardiac ablation done which appears to have been successful as my heart hasnt skipped a beat since and have started reducing the meds which is great here is my story below, Its a scary thing cause I went through a similar thing on Melb cup day 2017Basically I was sneezing & coughing alot leading up to Cup Day and thought it was hayfever as i do suffer from that and to say more than a few words without coughing was seldom.I had woken up on Cup Day at about 3am with breathing difficulty however as soon as I sat up it cleared and I went off back to sleep (I was too find out later on that this was blood pooling in my lungs)Anyway, my wife convinced me (stubborn Taurus) to go to the ER just to make sure as the hayfever tablets didnt seem to be working and the cough was getting worse. It was a nice sunny day so was looking forward to going for a ride after lunch when I got home. this wasnt to beI never felt or noticed that my heart was racing but when I got to the ER, my pulse was hovering around 180 just sitting down, I just felt a bit tired / lethargic however within a couple of minutes I was on a bed with tubes stuck in me and meds to reduce the heart rate however it didnt get down below 100 for four days. The shock paddles were brought over and thats when I got really nervous however didnt need them but they stayed right next to my bed.I remember watching the monitor and it would come down to say 125 and then start racing again. 198 was the most I remember seeing but for most of the time was around 140.It was 4 days later that they could accurately do a scan (apparently when racing its difficult or inaccurate.i dont know)They said my heart had enlarged almost 50% and the beat was irregular / sporatic. - Atrial FibrilationThey asked if I was coughing up blood as my lungs were pooling with blood but I wasnt, it was one of those dry coughs and after spending that week in the cardiology ward I can tell you its a certain type sounding cough as I heard others with it.I had the tube in my arm into my heart and my arteries were clear and still are as i get checked every 3 months. I really thought there'd be a blockage as I love my food.Like you I am on a bag of what I call 'tic-tacs'.All blood tests kept coming back fine.Jan 28 2018 I woke up feeling 1000% better. My heartbeat had returned to normal, sinus rhythmIts hard to describe but imagine a misfiring engine that all of a sudden clears up and just goes.My heart has since returned to normal size by June 2018 and maintained a regular rhythm to the point where im now on about 25% med dosage which is great cause it causes a bit of the shakes and occasional blurred vision which is a bit of a pain in the arse but better than being 6foot under and since reducing the meds appears to be settling down.In hindsight I remember saying to my wife ' i dont understand why im gaining weight when im doing all this riding and eating normally' The weight gain was due to fluid retention as when the heart doesnt beat properly the other organs seem to be affected. I came out of the hospital a week later and 8kg lighterI exercise regularly & mountain biking is my main thing along with dirt biking (trail)I was away on the melb cup long weekend trailriding in the Vic High Country and coughing putting it down to the dust from bikes ahead.I was told Im lucky I came in when I did as it was only a matter of time, maybe a day or twoStress is what did it to me take carerob
Good luck with it Wello, some good news will be welcome
I go for surgery Friday 06:30, not heart related but will hopefully return me to health
g,day all .. glad to be back online again : )