Hi, I am a 62 yr old female.Diagnosed with angina aged 32,triple bypass at aged 45 with continuing angina attacks. I didnt let this effect my life, as I controlled the angina very well. Two weeks ago whilst under a bit of stress, I was out walking my dog and suddenly my speech was all jumbled up, this lasted about 4 hours getting progressively better. As I had no further symptoms I thought that I may have doubled up on my medication without realizing ( diclofenic) . I was due to fly to Cyprus on 2nd June so I checked with my gp if I was ok to take the above pain relief and told him about my turn with the speech. He said I had had a TIA and referred me that day to the hospital. I had heart scans brain scans etc and the consultant rang me with the results which are as follows. Enlargement of the heart,
Slight narrowing of the Aortic valve
And I had not had a TIA
I have been on 2mg warfarin for 5 days, I have requested a referral to the cardiologist, and I am waiting for an appointment.
I am hoping that I will be offered surgery as when I had the CABG they noted slight blockages in two further arteries, and said I would need a further bypass within 10 to 15 years.
I am not sure I know what questions to ask you good people, I am still waiting for this all to sink in, but I hope by sharing my story, there may be other members who have had the same complications.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this long winded post. x