I have a few questions and hope someone out there can help me.
I am a 25 yr old, and am trying to learn more about coronary artery spasms and variant angina. I am specifically interested in learning how most dr's treat these. Also how can they determine if you have had a silent heart attack? Thanks for all your info! I am taking 50mg Toprol XL in the am and pm. My old cardio was a foreigner who had great dificulty explaining things, so I am switching to a new one. My old one thought I may have had SVT runs, but none were ever confirmed by holter or event moniter. I have had ekg's, an echo, adenoside stress test and treadmill tests, supoposedly all normal. My new dr has suggested I may be experiancing variant angina caused by spasms, but my GP thinks it is all stress and has me on .5mg Klonipin twice a day and 20 mg Lexapro daily. If I am on all these nerve meds, why am I still having episodes if they are only panic attacks?
Again I am interested in knowing how most dr's treat these spasms, and also I have read alot about silent heart attacks and was wondering how exactly one of those is diagonosed. My old dr did say that I aparently have IST, because without the Toprol my resting heart rate is in the 120's and with it it stays in the upper 80's lower 90's. Thanks for all your help!