I have had six angioplasties, three stents, and one balloon procedure. My last stent was inserted in my LAD three years ago, which was 95 percent blocked. I am 63, 6'1", 315# with bad knees and bad back. Twice this month (March 2014), I have been out of breath with a lot of pressure mid-chest and a 9 to 10 pain in the center of my chest. I went to the emergency room and the ER doctor set me up with a nuclear stress test the next morning. That was two days plus ago. I just found out now that there is NOTHING wrong with me. Then what the heck IS? With the pain, the sides of my neck feel bloated and I can definitely "hear" my pulse! Help!View Thread
To all (especially CardioStar*), I truly, truly thank all of you for responding! I have a second NST scheduled for early April so that we can make sure. My wife and I thank you and everyone for your responses. After all, it never hurts to double-check, right? I hope everyone has a wonderful day, because all of you have made ours!!! Kurt and LillieView Thread
True. I go to the VA hospital and have a cardiology department that sees me. As a matter of fact, I saw them today (Friday) and they came to the conclusion that a second Nuclear Stress Test would be advisable, which I agreed to. I appreciate your response - that was very kind. If I don't have CAD and it is something else that is not life-threatening, I would be glad. I just want to make sure of what it is so that my wife and I can enjoy retirement. Take care. KurtView Thread
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