Re: Exercise Advice please - my exercise story
In reply to the comment "My only cardio work was a angiogram a few months ago. The specialist said a stent was not appropriate as the artery was too small and hard to get at. My GP said with time other blood vessels in the area might take more blood and perhaps help the situation. (But I wonder if this was just to stop me worrying about my condition.), I would agree with your GP, and my situation supports that prognosis.
It's not a sure outcome, but it appears with CAD there is a left ventricle filling pressure, and it has been shown that resistance (occlusion) to blood flow is directly associated with LV filling pressure, and with tests a conclusion has been reached that reciprocity of collateral vessels are tied to LV filling pressure during occlusion. I have a completely blocked LAD with collateral vessels as a natural bypass and my heart pumps adequately via recent echo, but I have a mitral valve problem. A stent in the RCA 2 years ago.
Very interesting I find a slight slope to my treadmill workout causes some distress in the chest area. I haven't tried downhill, but a level plane doesn't cause any problems at a fast pace of 3.8 mph, and I can walk up a couple flight of stairs without a problem (some leg muscle fatigue but that would be due to valve problem.)
Last edited by started04; 05-09-2006 at 01:27 PM.