angina with my menopausal hot flushes?
I have had fairly likely diagnosis of coronary heart disease following +ve stress ecg (2.5 mm downsloping ST depression before 6 mins - test stopped soon after - and carrying on for 9 minutes in recovery) due to starting with angina like chest pains a few months ago. I am awaiting angiogram. Age 54, familial hyperlipidemia, mother had heart attack at 62.
My angina has been coming on with exertion and fading after a few minutes. I gave up on HRT a year ago and have had hot flushes for a few months. In recent week or so I have started having chest pain when I have a hot flush. I know that one's heart rate increases when one has a hot flush. Could this be enough to actually bring on the angina? It really is a squeezing pain very like the angina that exercise brings on. Weird. Then it fades in a few minutes as the hot flush fades. It is getting to a point where it is decidedly uncomfortable.
Presumably if this is CHD then one can expect it to worsen and be triggered by lesser things. I should have my angiogram in a month or thereabouts.
Has any other lady experienced this?