The "angina" I reported to my primary physician is actually a rarely occurring, brief and rather mild cramping feeling in the heart area. That report led to a stress test with sonogram. The EKG is good but the sonogram shows a POSSIBLE problem, so I'm scheduled for a catheter to have a closer look at some valves. I will go for the catheter but the doctor has prescribed Toporol. I have researched this drug and I don't like what I see re: side effects.
With the exception of the mild, brief and occasional "angina" occurrences I feel fine. I walk 1-1/2 mile every day, do 100 pushups and ten 80 pound barbell curls to stress my heart and I take a handful of supplements and I have no medical problems. So I'm wonder if this Toporol prescription might be somewhat excessive at this time.
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