Sorry to hear of this. I hope all is well and wish you a speedy recovery. Thanks for sharing your story, it was very enlightening.
Ed, I'm glad you are OK. It sounds precisely what I'm trying to avoid with a pair of branch arteries about 90% occluded. Like you, I'm back on Plavix, probably for life. Hang in there, thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much guys :)
Happy to see that you are OK.
what is your 2decho-test lvef ? If it was more than 40% probably you could hav emanaged with medicines only. There was no need of angiography.
I very much doubt it. The cardiac enzyme level in my blood was very high, which is not a good thing to leave to meds if intervention is possible. It would probably have in fact been suicidal.
EEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD! I had not seen your name in here or anything at all from you and I felt so worried. I was going to post the question "Where's Ed" today because I couldn't stand not knowing. I thought something was up, but dreading to really know. Praise God. This is truley a blessing to me. How is your wife holding up? And your family? (((((( Ed ))))) so good to see you in here again. And as far as what your experience goes, sounds like my stories. Nothing ever shows up until the cardiac markers show an elevation and they get in there to do the cath. So good to see you! This is the first thing I came across on the net this morning, so it is gonna be a great day! Take care, Ally
Hi :) and thank you. It is a big learning curve for everyone and believe me, I learned a great deal when in hospital for 5 days this time. Not only did I have long lists of questions to ask my cardiologist each day, but I also agreed to be a benefit to the them. I allowed groups of final year students to examine me each day and ask lots of questions. AND, as you correctly say, I made sure they realise that not all tests reveal heart problems. The good thing is that these students will qualify and end up teaching new students, passing the valuable information on, making it less likely cardiac events will pass through the net.
wow just saw this Ed so glad your ok , you have helped me out at times , with your wisdom. thanks and recover fast
Thank you :) I know cells get stunned from a heart attack and it's amazing how you can feel a slight improvement each day. Now it's over a week later and my BP has raised to normal levels and the light headedness has gone. I can walk much further without tiring and will be able to finish my decorating soon I hope.
Glad your okay. Wishing you a quick recovery.
Hello Ed, just read what happened to you, you must have had tough couple of days. Thanks for sharing and hang on there. Ed, did you have any warning signs before the event?
Yes, since xmas. I went to my regular Doctor saying how I'd noticed breathing was more difficult and I was having chest pains on the slightest exertion. My fantastic Doctor gave me a inhaler which they use for Asthma, the one where you squirt it and breathe in. Of course this did nothing. I then went to see my cardiologist who said I need an angiogram to see what's going on. As usual, the heart attacks always happen before the appointment arrives. The pains weren't as bad this time, compared to my attacks in 2007, but the dizziness was very bad, I thought I was gonna pass out and never wake up. Fighting the anxiety and staying relaxed is definitely the hardest part.
Thank you everyone so much for your kind words and thoughts :)