hi all, i am new to this corner of medhelp, and my question is "where do i start?" i am looking for a thread perhaps containing the "must know" abbreviations, medical terms and other angina specific / this post about angina information. Having been in a previous support group on here, and when i was stuggling in learning the ropes, i found an 'old-timer' who referred me to a thread to read- which got me started on the right path of information?knowledge seeking about that particular disease.
Now i am faced with Angina- and want to learn as much about it as possible, bcuz i will not lie to you, I am terribly scared right now. I was just told at hosital last night that my descriptions of these"episdoes/attacks" plus my EKG show that there has been 'insult/injury" (canot remember the Dr's specific words) to my heart, and they told me it was angina i was experiencing during my attacks, and they Rx'ed me Nitro, Metroprolol 50 mg & 81 mg of aspirin. Already i have learned a heart term - apparently doctors like to say insult to a heart.
so- i guess my question would be described as asking for any info for a newbie to get started on uderstanding.
thank you all
also sorry if this is in the wrong place- i didnt know which particular place to put it