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Has anyone had a heart cartheterezation although the cardiotlitetest shows no blockag

Has anyone had a heart cartheterezation although the cardiotlitetest shows no blockag

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Posted by Jeanne on October 20, 2000 at 00:23:36:

Hi everyone!
Sofar I had a regular ekg, showed normal.
A heart echo, showed normal. Wore for 1 month an event monitor,showed abnormal heart ekg's.A echostress test after which I was advised to go for a heart cath. I wanted something less invasive.Had an cardiolite stress test this past week. Nuclear medicine goes into the veins while on the treadmill and pictures of the heart are taken before and after the stress. I umderstand that if the medicine does not flow into certain areas of the heart there is a blockage. Mine heart was fine, but the ekg at stress level was 50%
irregular. The cardiolite test was read by a second cardiologist, at the request of my primary cardiologist.What causes the sudden rapid irregular heartbeats? Apparently in women heart decease is more difficult to diagnose.The way we are build I read. Anyhow we are not talking about the flu. This is not going away. I was put meanwhile on atenolol very small dosage 12 mg.Sofar no side effects. I will find out the cause! I am contacting different cardiovascular places. Found the Texas Arrhythmia Institute in Houston.The Cleveland Clinic is another fine institute.
I think not knowing when it is going to strike again is far worse than receiving a diagnosis one way or the other, at least you can do what it takes to live a normal life.I feel for all of you who needlessly suffer.I am not that young anymore as most of you 54, but intend to do whatever it takes. Did anyone out there had a heart carth. for doagnostic purposes? Love to hear from you! Thanks for writing, Jeanne



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