Greetings Sweetnightmare! Welcome to the Heart disorder healthboards! This is not a promise of cure but some of these things I like to do may be a help to health. Of course everyone must make their own health care decisions in life. I think I might be requesting an angiogram from a heart specialist if desired. On occasion a 5 star specialist finds something because he is educated in the specialty area more deeply. Of course x-ray radiation may cause cancer so of course this decision must be weighed against the risk of heart attack. The x-rays may show the heart better and aorta vessel better is a dye is used. Of course if a person is allergic to iodine then this could not be done with that particular dye. If diet and a daily brisk walk after meals and an hour a day are followed well the heart may clear of fatty deposits in 3 years. I would take the walk at the same time each day and do the meals and sleep schedule at the same time each day. However if the heart is almost blocked a surgery might save a life. I probably don't have to say that I would eat less, smoke none, eat no meat, eat food with no additives, drink no coffee, or alcohol since it seems there is already an awareness of a possiblity of an effect on health. I would also avoid spices and vinegar.
I would drink plenty of water since dehydrated blood is a bit like powder (of course the heart would have difficulty pumping that) and of course this does not happen in a live human the blood becomes thick and clumps and leaves danger of heart attack from a clot.
I would find friends to chat with and to help anxiety since the mind would be drawn toward the conversation and ones troubles are more likely to be forgotten. I would also avoid sugar since sugar can cause fear, anxiety and fat is broken down by the body into sugar so I would use less of that also. Meat also usually has a fairly high amount of fat and may contain the cancerous tumours or malignant substances in it. It may be helpful to know that death is like a sleep and sleep is peaceful so don't be scared. If in fact people have nightmares in sleep it is because they eat late at night with a stomach full of food. The stomach should have a few hours rest before sleeping. The last meal of the day should be a peice of bread without butter or hard to digest items and a peice of fruit. Applesauce on the bread could be used but the bread always needs to be thoroughly chewed.
Sunshine may help with depression but maybe is better obtained before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. I would get as much as possible even in winter except when the weather is bad. I would use boots to prevent slipping and try to avoid icy spots.
Sincerely peace and a