I recently visited a Cardiologist due to experiencing left sided chest aches. This is not the first time I have visited a Cardiologist as I underwent a Nuclear Stress Test in 2010 (Which came back normal) Continuing to experience the aforementioned chest discomfort I visited another Cardiologist as the former had relocated his practice to another state. Anyway, this time (two weeks ago) I was given yet another Nuclear Stress Test and an Echo. Went back to the doc and received what I perceived as good news / not so good news. Normal Nuclear Stress Test, and “Moderate” thickening of the heart muscle. That is all I remember unfortunately but if I understand correctly this is called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy correct? Anyway, I am a 41 year old white male, no diabetes, no kidney issues, and take Lisinopril and Cardizem. Doc says he wants to see me a couple of times a year for BP / weight check (I’m kind of a big guy) Question is: Do I need to freak out about this? Or is this something that comes with age etc.
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