How do I know when "stable" angina becomes a heart attack?
I have had "stable" angina for years. It is worse the past few weeks. I can hardly walk down the hall without pain. But it still goes away when I sit down (although it takes a longer than it used to). I'm 61, female, overweight, with a bad family history on both sides. I had a stent placed in my LAD at age 50. Ten months ago an angiogram showed a 40% blockage in the same artery in a different place. I have an appointment for a yearly checkup in late February. Should I wait til then, or call for an appointment now?
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