When I was getting some pre-surgical testing done, I was told I had the EKG of a 60 year old man with a severe heart attack. I was in my early 40's. My cardiologist termed my affliction "affluenza". Saying all of us who take supplements to try to stay young and studly were over stimulating our nervous system, including our conductive system and some folks, like me, were adversely affected by Ephedra or Ma Huang, or Guarana Extract, and that the nerve bundles in our hearts were likely affected by this. Consequently, I didn't die from it (yet) but have Bi-Fascicular Heart Block. Recently I had chest pain and went into ER. NO problem, but on follow up with Cardiologist, he noticed some degredation in my EKG, noting some further "greying" of the sinus rhythm...so instead of annual follow ups, I'm now going back in six months. I'm guessing I'll be looking at a pacemaker pretty soon. Question 1. Have pacemakers been effective in dealing with Bi-Fascicular blocks?
Also, I've been fighting triglycerides and LDL for 20 years, and finally, by 45, got my blood profile dialed in by 20mg of Crestor, 2000 mg of Niaspan, and 10 mg of Zetia. So, on THAT annual follow up, I'll have and EBT scan...calcium scan. Question 2. Does the EBT effectively show stenosis, and is there any predictive ability regarding cardiac incidents. If a person like me has a pacemaker, does that have a better or different impact if they have to undergo angioplasty or ballon stenting, or whatever?
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