known Issues: Rheumatic Heart dx, Hypertensive heart dx, Ishmaec Heart dx.
Drugs, atenolol, lisinopril, moduretic, amlodipine. have not been regular. 37 yr old man
last week I decided to go jogging as part of my weight loss plan, I had been cycling and playing table tennis for a while now. As I started jogging was always running out of breadth and will resort to walking till I catch my my breadth, after a while I decided to run very fast for a longer distance, as I was speeding up, suddenly I noticed my heart beating wildly and a sensation of something moving through my chest and shoulders, probably in my blood stream cos it seemed to correspond to my heart beat, I continued running but stopped when couldn't bread well. I tried to catch my breadth but was unsuccessful. I was running out of air and my heart was pounding wildly. Eventually my heart slowed but breathing was still shallow. After a while it seemed to subside but when I went to play tennis after a few games i started having some difficulty breathing but my heart was stable. I decided to see my Dr and after exination he said my ho was high, 150/100, last time I checked abt a wk ago it was 115/75 which was normal, I usually have chest pain of my no exceeds 140/85 for long. So the Dr said he suspected a prob with my coronary arteries and that my heart was getting enough blood, he told me to avoid strenuous exercises like running but rather should continue with tennis and walking or slow jogging and to rest anytime I feel discomfort. He placed on amlodipine 10mg, ramipril, isordil (nitrate) clopidogrel 75mg and moduretic. He told me to stop atenolol for now until we are sure of what really happened. He didn't give me aspirin cos of stomach probs as a result of aspirin use in managing rheumatic fever as a teenager. I still think it has to do with my lungs and not heart. Dr recommended echo, complete blood test and chest xray which I will do next week. Meanwhile, clopidogrel seemed to give me severe chest pain. When I called Dr hdr he was surprised and told me to get low dose aspirin. What is really happening, I still experience slight difficulty breathing but not always, have decided to abort exercise till I'm sure of what's going on. For now I'm going abt my biz as usual. Dr also said I should try to reduce from 95kg to 85kg.