Test results from sept,98 posted to you on 12/4 (hypokinesis). This is the
last test my husband had done. Jan is now 10 mos from his MI, and 4 mos
from his last test. He is always short of breath. walking and talking on
the phone, you can hear him huffing. This doesn't seem normal. Is this the
ischemia shown on this test doing this. He wasn't huffing this much back in
sept when he had the test. I want him to call his dr. He doesn't like to
complain to her. What is the normal precedure in the aftercare of MI as to
stress test, echo's, angiograms, like every how many months? He has a stent,
he usually see's her every three mos, but on the dec. check up she didn't
do any of these tests, his complaint at that time was the neck pressure and
palpitation and was on the 24 hr monitor, he never did the two week one because
the neck pressure went away, and the palps are only on occasion and again he
doesn't want to seem like a complainer. Please look at the posting from 12/4
That 201 thallium test was done sept.(6 mos. after MI). I know you said the
results were consistent with a recent MI, but shouldn't there be more
improvement in 6 mos. Could this ischemia get worse? and should he be
getting another stress test or echo soon. Thankyou for all your information
and help. Laura
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately it deals more with patient management and is really beyond the scope of this forum. These are all excellent questions and they do need to be addressed by his doctor. There are many different reasons he could be having the shortness of breath including ischemia, heart failure and lung problems. Encourage him to follow-up on these things with his doctor and not to worry that he is complaining. Doctors want to hear what the problems are with their patients and then seek appropriate therapy. Good luck.
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