Hi - I am a very fit, 55 yr. old female, good cholesterol, low blood pressure (especially the diastolic number), but with ulcerative colitis for the past 20 yrs. (in remission). I had a heart attack during a fitness class 1 1/2 yrs. ago, with the result being an angioplasty with the placement of 6 stents. My right lower artery was 95% blocked, and no one could tell me why exactly I had a heart attack. My other arteries were supposedly perfect. I have not felt well since then, and seem to go through cyclic "episodes" that result in feeling a little worse that before. A recent echocardiogram showed that my heart has completely healed, according to my cardiologist. He says you cannot even tell I have had a heart attack. A year ago I had a thalium stress test and that, too, showed my heart functionning 'perfectly'. The two treadmill tests I took show me coming out with flying colours (well, yes, I am very fit). However, I have had lots of chest discomfort, especially with emotional stress, which I cannot seem to handle at all anymore without experiencing symptoms. Also, palpitations, extreme fatigue, and recently, I have developed shortness of breath sometimes and lots of burping. I have also developed edema in my ankles, especially my left. My workouts are getting harder to complete, and I am always tired. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and feel as if my chest has taken a beating. I am seeking a second opinion with another cardiologist, but I am seriously beginning to doubt my own intuition, which tells me that something is not right. Has anyone ever heard that the "tests" may miss something? My cardiologist even suggested that I see a psychiatrist for depression - I explained that the depression I am feeling is due to the frustration of not being able to find out what is wrong with me. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!