I am a 61 year old female just diagnosed with CAD and recently had a stent placed in one of my major arteries. I was pretty symptom-free although past several weeks pretty tired and getting a bit breathless walking up hills. This has been a huge shock to me as I watch my diet pretty well, exercise regularly, eat healthy for the most part, and am at healthy weight. My doctors say it is probably due to genetics. I had been on 20 ml lipitor and now on 80 plus aspirin, blood thinner and metopilol for HBP. I also have SVT which seems to have calmed down since procedure. I am looking for reassurance that i am going to be ok!! This was pretty scary. I had a blood clot in the first stint that was put in and 20 minutes later went into cardiac arrest and stent had to be added to. My husband thought I was a goner! So I'm a bit worried but doing better every day. Today is 6 days out and went shopping and did ok. Any reassurances or support welcome. Advice too. We are following mediterrean diet and having red wine with dinner! No more french fries for me!! ThxView Thread
My husband and I both have SVT and I'm not sure if it is the same rapid heart rate as your daughter's, but try coughing and sometimes that stops it. Also, put your face in a very cold basin of water and put a bag of ice on your chest up near your neck. These have worked well for us. I talk a beta blocker and he is on varapidmill (sp???). Good luck. It's a scary feeling.View Thread
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