I have had four heart Cath's during the past 10 months. During my second cath, the report stated that I had elevated ST's - and that even the three shots of nitro into the heart did not regulate them - found out a proximal vessel appears to be dead. Now have three stents.
My question is that while taking all meds-Enalaopril 40mg/d,Isosorb mono 30mg/d,Plavix 75mg/d,Toprol xl 200mg/d,Lipitor 40mg/d, Asprin 325mg/d, Now for the momory loss since the third cath-Namenda 20mg/d and Effexor 75mg/d- Why does my body go through periods of what I call the triple triple with the BP and Pulse? I can be sleeping or relaxing and I experience a steady increase from my medicated norm of 117/72 - 74P to a three week period ranging from 165/111 102P to 184/124 118P?
I thought about anxiety - Tried Ativan- it works to an extent. BP lowers slightly but the pulse remains over 102 bpm. Had a holter test, of course during a non event-even so, my cardiologist says all is ok max rate 168bpm, avg 92bpm. Less than 2% events in super tach. Discovered Dyastolic Dysfunction during last Cath, Very dizzy, can't concentrate, numbness in upper arms and legs during the event, angina attacks, fall on occasion - WHAT WOULD YOUR CLINIC DO WITH A PERSON WITH THIS KIND OF HISTORY? Since the good Dr.'s I'm seeing cannot explain the troubles. I know that the body's metabolism changes but two events ago, my rates were 241/138 128p thats when I had my fourth cath and the DD was found and I went through another bout of memory loss. Please guide me on THE CLINIC'S veiw of this situation.