Hi Everyone I'm new to this site and have a question, but first a very quick overview of my heart related issues and procedures so that everyone knows why I'm posting the question. I'm 49 years old and since the age of 32 (1996) I have been dealing with heart issues on a constant basis. I have had 2 confirmed attacks, one so-called un-confirmed heart attack (because how mild it was), 7 angioplasties resulting in 9 stents (they used a gallbladder stent in one of the larger arteries), 17 Cardiac Catheterization (#15 I had an allergic reaction to a new die and was on the table for 6 hours) and open heart surgery triple bypass. My doctor states that because of my strong heart and will I have been able to endure so many procedures. They were going to fully disable me from my career as Lic NJ Master Plumber back in 1998, but I refused and retrained and went into the Information Technology field. But over the past 9 months I have been starting to notice a big increase in what I suspect to be angina attacks, I have had these in the past, but now they are happening almost weekly. Back in late July this year I underwent my 17 cardio cath. The results were good no major blockages. I'm scheduled for Nuclear Stress test this Friday, My questions: Is it possible considering the high number of procedures 25+ that my body is starting to react to possible internal damage that is a result of all these procedures? Is 25 procedures considered to be a high number for one person? Are there long term side effects from having so many procedures? I hope this was not long winded, Thank you, Joe View Thread
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