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Old 12-31-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: Being Sent To a Heart Doctor?

Susan, how regular are these flares? And are they brought on by physical exercise or exertion? If the doc gave you nitro. he obviously thinks you have angina. Angina is almost always brought on by exertion, and goes away when you stop the exertion.

At any rate, whether this is angina or not, the correct thing to do is to see a cardiologist. He can run the necessary tests to determine whether you have heart problems or not.

I've lived with coronary problems for 30 years following a heart attack in 1974. But I lead a very normal life. And I consider my cardiologist to be a friend indeed.

Anyway, don't be scared. You're doing the right thing by going to be tested.

And best of luck.