Re: Heart Attack
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.