Interesting LONG career.I spent a career in nursing/medicine field following my Navy LCDR husband around the globe.My resume read like a road map and it appeared I couldn't keep a job.Worked once at Bethseda in QM in charge of the Cardiac Unit and when he was at Balboa I worked in the newly launched TriCare program in QM and Credentials.In Italy I volunteered with American Red Cross as he worked as Director of Admin opening up the Navy's first 'hardened' hospital modeled after Sadam's underground bunkers!My angina cannot be cured,just managed and thank goodness for TRICARE!
Thanks;I have tried many things(OTC,'attributed to',not scientifically studied and measured).Since Emory and their belief that I have a problem with my body not producing enough nitric oxide(my dependence on nitro)I am now of the mindset to stay with what I know works.Many vessel opening RX drugs do not affect me.As this MVD is a relatively new cardiac finding, and I am so out of the norm in it, I no longer try anything without Emory researchers knowing about it.I'm a cardiac nurse by training so I believe that I need to stay close to research and protocols in the event that what they find out about me may help others.I doubt if I'm the only person with this severity.But I'm glad it works for you and continues to do so! What did you do as a career? Joan.
No, MVD is microvascular dysfunction, d is not for disease. BUT it is possible with CAD- coronary artery disease-that the CAD could be affecting the tiniest vessels of the heart therefore giving the signs of angina.I live with this MVD angina every day. And it's not the typical angina seen with a CAD patient with blockage, narrowing, in which the angina sort of starts and crescendos/peaks, and stays. Variant angina is more sudden, short, especially with exertion and can feel like it stays around, lingers, leaving tightness. SOB, shortness of breath, usually comes with it.Heart attack angina is more sharp,tight, extremely painful, and does not typically go away with rest.Nitro helps variant angina. Do you have nitro?Joan.
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