I have a history of bleeding ulcers and Hemorrhagic Stroke, yet the cardiologist that my primary-care physician refered me to following an incident of fainting from lower abdominal pain, has decided I need an angiogram catheterization with angioplasty and stints as possibilities. Following a nuclear dye study, he says he "thinks he sees" something of interest on my heart that he would like to look at more closely. I have NO history of any cardiac problems prior to the fainting spell, which my gastoenterologist says was probably caused by a combination of spastic colon (which was observed during colonoscopy) and comstipation (a life-long problem) and nerve response to the pain. The big part of the problem I have is, that I have heard that the nuclear dye studies are prone to significant error in heavy men, like me. In addition, that angiogram catheterization can often cause vascular infections; and that angioplasty and stints can frequently induce heart-attacks. I think my revised diet at the advice of the gastroenterologist has resolved my abdominal pain problem; and that the cardiac investigations are not only irrelevant but dangerous !!!! I am a male of mixed celtic American and Native American ancestry, almost 71 years old, 73 inches tall, weighing about 330 lbs; my father and his father both died of heart problems, a male first-cousin has just had a successful heart transplant; the only other health-related problems I have are arthritis in my right knee, an upper denture, hearing aids, and use reading glasses. Futhermore, I don't trust the cardiologist !!!