I am 43 runner. Never smoked. I had a heart attack in Jan 08, 3 stents we implanted in the RAC. 1 month noneventful recovery. I have a abnomality off shoot from my RAC, that was also blocked, but since is was so small they did feel the need to address at the time of the heart attack. After 6 weeks I was back to running and by 2 months I was up to 6 miles again. A few weeks ago April 8th I took a nuclear stress test. Past with flying colors. Several hours after the test I started feeling a extra beat in my heart. Halter monitor confirmed the extra beat. i also just felt a little heavy in the chest. Still able to run. Dr went back in to check the stents, all were good, while he was there he place 2 more stents into the previously mention blocked anomaly. I have not recoveried from this well. I have this pinching feeling in my chest, I thought it felt like the artery was being stretched. But now I can better explain it as if I swallowed a giant pill and it is stuck 3/4 the way down. The went back in to check the stents again and all is clear. I still have this feeling along with shortness of breath after walking up stairs. I am wondering if the moved or expanded the artery in a way that may be pinching my esophagus? Have you ever heard of this and if so what can it be.
Not to mention I still get a extra beat now and again.