What's going on? I have news. Please read my journal entry at 'joanincarolina'. Emory has really done a turn around about this MVD as they see more and more "joans" with the same complaints!They have started to refer thier patients to me.And this is now correct: ekgs are not reliable to show ischemia events in MVD patients; the ST segment does not change with spasms!!!
Just got your note. Thanks so much..it make for another sunny day in SC. I did also leave her a personal note answering her questions. And as always we don't want these women to leave the forum when they need encouragement; then again they have to learn to question, not go on the attack.THX again. Joan.
Why do you think it couldn't be angina? There are different types of angina and a few are exertional;they are pain that is quick, or just cause chest tightness. Classic angina as we knew about years ago has changed. You can have variant angina in the abscence of any blockages of the big coronaries.And no diagnostic evidence by testing. This is about the doc listening. Yeah, similar to a panic attack but only reproducable by exertion. Panic attacks arn't brought on by exertion.Discuss this with your doctor;my BP has been normal range and my current trial has me checking BP twice daily so it doesn't go to low but I need to be out of pain,so it's worth it and I'll correct dosage to get the right combo.Joan.
Hi; if you are having chest pain suggest to your doctor to try you on one of the new vasodilators, Ranexa or Imdur and see if you see improvement. I see by your drug list that you are taking nothing heart specific to either dilate or relax the vessels ( CCB or Beta blocker). Perhaps a trial of that would help. I would not go for angioplasty either unless there were something more specific.The simvastatin will help with lipids which directly,over time helps.Be persistent.Your symtoms are such that may be managed by trial meds.RX fish oil is much better than inconsistent OTC. Joan.
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