1 1/2 yrs ago I had a heart attack out of the blue. I am 6'1" 205 pounds in reasonable shape and very active. I have ridiculously high Triglycerides which are brought down to 300 with Pravastatin. I have never smoked or used drugs. My MI was not detected by EKG as it was on the backside of my heart. I only have one drug eluting stent in place. Over the last six months I have noticed an increase in fatigue and occasional shortness of breath. 6 months ago they did some imaging and looked like my heart was functioning normally. My concern is that over the last 2 weeks the shortness of breath has increased and I have an almost constant centralized pressure on the chest. Its not near the severe pressure I had during my heart attack. I have an appointment with my primary in 1 week but am not sure if I should just push to see my cardiologist instead. I eat better than most with mostly turkey used as my protein with red meat or pork eaten about once a week. Does anybody have any idea if these symptoms are normal? At what point should I be concerned?View Thread
Thank you for your reply. I saw my primary yesterday who had no clue what was wrong. Had me try an inhaer with the hopes it was some sort of asthma. (I have not previously been asthmatic) the inhaler did not change any of the symptoms and she referred me back to my cardiologist who only has an appt on monday. Why specialists don't have any openings for more immediate appointments blows my mind.View Thread
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