I have posted many questions here about my recent experience with Afib. After being diagnosed, I was put on Flecainide and Toprol.
Then I had a stress test. I was told that a small area on the back bottom of my heart was not getting enough blood. I was also told this could have been a false reading, so a catheteization would be needed to find out for sure. It only showed on the stress part of the test ( chemical ).
I have had two subsequent visits to the cardiologist. Since I do not, and under Florida law cannot obtain any, because my provider dropped me for PEC. He said we would forego the catheterization. He said he would continue to keep me on the Flecainide,as subsequent EKG's all show normal heart function. He said there is nothing to fear, that the Flecainide seems to be doing what it should. I am also taking Zocor. My overall cholesterol has come way down, since starting a strict exercise and diet regime ( my own doing ). He has told me to see him in six months.
Does this sound right? Or is he simply writing me off, because I do not have insurance?
Basically it sounds like right, though the not totally negative stress test clouds things up. If you are exercisng without any chest pain or other symptoms, then that will bode well.
If you are uncomfortable with this cardiologist, you may want to consider going to another one. Your history, while not complicated, is not simple and straight forward either. You would best be served by going to another cardiologist, perhaps one that specializes in EP (electrophysiology). They are heart doctors that specialize in the electrical pathways of the heart.
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