Hi, i was just released from hospital two days ago. The question is whether i truly had a heart attack or not. Here is my dellimma. I went into the hospital emergency on Sunday afternoon with what i can only describe as feeling uncorftable. and to make a long story short my "trops" went from .06 tp 2.7 at their peak. They doctors admitted me saying that i was having a heart attack. I had an angio done two days later and they found nothing abnormal and no blockages, my ecg was also always normal, as well my blood pressure varied between normal and low high rabge the whole time. they now have me on plavex, lipitor, asparin, and i was also given nitro inhalors. The dspecialist told me that i had a heart attack. My question is has anyone else run into this before.. i;m just not sure about the diagnosis but also very nervous about a repeat
I had a similar experience. Thought I was having acid reflux all day but it turned into chest pain in the evening so off to ER I went. EKG was normal, angioplasty showed no blockage. Further tests showed no damage to my heart. My tropinin level was 2.0. The cardiologist said I had a tiny heart attack. My anxiety level went through the roof as I was fearful of having another. I was given Xanex and also put on Plavix, Lipitor, Lovaza and Simvastin. The doctor took me off the plavix after a few months because of bad bruising. The Simvastin gave me severe muscle pain so I am now on a low dose of Pravachol. My cholesterol was 175 the night I went in and I have never had high blood pressure.
I guess what was so disconcerting to me is I have never been overweight, have followed a daily walking regime for over 30 years and eat reasonably healthy. My Dad did die suddenly at age 70 of a heart attack so the doc said it might heredity. There isn't a thing we can do about that.
My heart event happened 7 months ago and time has taken care of my anxiety issue, thank goodness. I think you will find that as time goes on, you, too, will be less fearful. I wish you the very best. Try to enjoy each day!
Oh, and I did go through cardiac rehab. I did learn some important things so I'm glad I did it.
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