Hi jewelsheart. The answer is no. It is 4 months since the HA and I haven't gotten to see a cardiologist yet. Drs don't care to figure things out, just fill the 15 minutes and run to the next room. I plan to mark the sore areas with a ballpoint pen and see if that helps. My DNA results don't show any danger of heart disease. Wish I knew more, but I am not hopeful. SCUD is a name for a HA that they have found in women where the heart arteries, which have 3 layers of skin, can shred and block blood flow causing a heart attack. I believe that is how I got mine at this point. Sometimes childbirth can cause it. Extreme work, in my case, could have done it. So, I won't be pushing so hard. Good luck to you.View Thread
Since I was 11, I had occasional sharp, stabbing pains as you describe. I called them "catches" as it hit and I couldn't catch my breath till it wore off. When I would get a new job, I would mention it so if I was hit with one and had to go to a quiet place to recover, they would understand. As an adult, I got myself to the ER a couple of times and all was normal. In my 50's, I had something that was very very similar, but more like a seizure that started in my stomach, went to lungs and then to skull. This was pain and felt like things were frozen. These wore off in an hour. They left me exhausted mentally and physically. They told me it was probably panic attack, but no tests were done to confirm. Again, all was normal. In fact, for 35 years of records of dr visits, I have never had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, LDL and HDL and triglycerides all great and weigh the same as I did in HS-size 10. Two months ago I got hit with the exact same pain, but intense enough to render me rigid in intense pain for 8 straight hours with not a second of relief. I was deep in the woods beyond phone service or people for miles. 20 hours later another one hit. Same location of pain as they are always sore spots. Long story short. These were heart attacks. I am 66. As yet, I have no answers about what happened. I was doing a lot of work as it was a carry-in camp and I was clearing brush, roof work and etc. as usual. I would so want to know some answers. It feels like I am checking out here.
The answers I have read below don't seem to shed light.
2 months after getting a stint, I was released with 7 meds for high blood pressure, high cholesterol the same as everyone else with a heart attack and an appt to see a cardiologist in 3 months.View Thread