Re: angina question
I have mentioned this before but I think it is worth repeating. One, I had arm pain, often without chest pain, and cath revealed 85% to 90% blockage. I have had stress tests that were negative yet I was still blocked, up to 95%. In that last test (again without chest pain), the clue was the wave pattern was "not normal", so they went to a cath and saw the blockage.
While eveyone is different, and while doctors will quote statistics and group averages, my experience says that arm pain without chest pain, or stress tests without results does NOT NECESSARILY mean that coronary arteries are not blocked.
Also, with arm pain/chest pain, it is often useful to catalog additional symptoms if any that occur at the same time. The list is drawn from people's experiences and can include shortness of breath, nausea, cold sweats, possibly erratic pulse rate in addition to the pains. Not all have to be present at the same time.
Last edited by Ken289; 07-15-2006 at 07:25 AM.