Have been having some chest pain, shortness of breath and tightness in chest for an year. Couple of months ago, I took the EKG and everything seemed alright. However, the doctor suggested that I do a stress test. The results of the stress test were mostly normal except 'Mild hypokinesia of distal anterosepta apical segments'.
The doctor said that there is a possibility that one of my artery could have some blockage (angina?). He suggested that if I wanted to pursue this further i should go for angioplasty. However, it seemed like he was just suggesting it our of precaution.
Basically, I have a healthy diet - as I am a vegetarian and I am actually underweight.
I do exercise most days, although doing cardio exercises has become difficult for the past couple of years as I run out of breath soon.
It seems difficult to believe that I may have a blockage in the artery.
Any recommendations or thoughts would be appreciated.
I would certainly have an angiogram to evaluate your coronary arteries, something is going on. Whether they find anything and have to intervene is something we can only speculate on. It does sound like it could be a blockage forming so it's best to eliminate/or not this possibility.
Many cardiologists seem to prefer angiogram. I've had both a ct angio and an angiogram and I didn't feel any difference between the two. I still had the same burning sensations from the dye etc in both procedures. I did look at the images from both scans and the angiogram shows everything in real time, actually working. You see the blood flowing, you see the heart pumping and you see the reactions of the arteries. With the ct angio all I saw was a set of still pictures. The other thing to consider is that they may spot a blockage. You would then have to go through an angioplasty anyway, meaning even more radiation.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.