It sounds as if you had what his known as an acute coronary syndrome last Thursday. This process involves a spectrum of clinical disorders including stable angina, unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction. You state that your labwork was elevated and I'm assuming that that means that you had an elevated troponin or had an elevated CK-MB, which means that she probably had a small heart attack during that event. It is reassuring that the ultrasound of your heart and EKG were normal, meaning that there probably was not an overwhelming amount of damage done to your heart as a result of this small heart attack. But this does not mean that you have small vessel disease: Small vessel disease is diagnosed usually on a left heart catheterization where one sees that the large blood vessels of the heart are widely open. To have this diagnosis he was first undergo a left heart catheterization, and this will be the next step in your evaluation should you have a positive stress test. I must tell you that there is no single way to manage a patient such as your self, and that some physicians would have chosen to take you to a left heart catheterization from the very beginning.
Irrespective of the findings on either the stress test or the left heart catheterization, you need to be placed on medications to decrease the risk of this process recurring or progressing. These medications include aspirin, a cholesterol lowering medication such as Lipitor, a blood pressure agent such as metoprolol, and may be a nitroglycerin derivative.
i'll be 23 in november... i got diagnosed w/ a heart murmur in 8th grade b/c i used to be anorexic... i just got diagnosed A.D.D. and prescribed 30mg xr... i also love energy drinks and my heart feels crazy.. should i get an EKG or am i too young.. is it prolly nothing?
A couple of years ago my husband was told to stop drinking things with caffine in them. He was having problems with his heart feeling like it was going to jump out of his chest and skipping beats. He went thru all the tests and the dr said he was fine just to stop the caffine. Since then he hasn't had any problems but if we go somewhere and there isn't any caffine free soda etc and he has a regular coke his heart starts jumping around. If you look at the "energy" drinks you like you'll find that there is a lot of caffine in them---that could be your problem...of course this is my personal opinion. You should at least try cutting out the caffine and see if that doesn't help if not then get checked out. Good Luck!!
I am a 56 year old white male with idiopathic cardiomyopathy. I was diagnosed in dec. of 2000 and had an EF of 10-12%. A year prior to my being diagnosed with the heart failure my sex drive went south. My wife and I were used to having relation 2-3 times a week and then almost overnight my desire left. I was tested for and found to have low testosterone and started hormone injection. The desire came back and as my EF has improved (45%) my need for testosterone has dropped as well. I feel that there is a direct correlation between the two events. Also I have noticed that my body has a hard time retaining potassium. I have bouts where my levels will remain constant then all of a sudden drop like a rock causing severe V-Tach.
This week i have started using a liquid form of potassium to try and keep my levels up to a reasonable amount. I am taking 2 tablespoons 2 times a day. at 1 tablespoon 3 times a day my levels were at 4.0, much below 3.8 and the arrthymias start up.
Now my question. In doing some reseach I have found that the adrenal glands are involved with the production of testosterone and also adonerone? a hormaone that helps to regulate potassium. Could there be an underlying problem withthe adrenals that could be causing me to have some of my problems?
my son has bicuspid heart valve. he is 18 months old. one of his aorta valve is dilecting 1.8. i am kind of worry. well actually am worried alot. should i be worry. if i think about my son heart problem i start to worry and i start to tear up. i just need some help.