Went to hospital this morning for a Myocardial Perfusion heart stress scan. Did not like the sound of it nor the stress and symptoms I was told to expect my heart to go through, but it was necessary so off I went. My husband dropped me off at the hospital before he went to work so I had 3 hours to pass before my test which I spent in the hospital dining room reading my book.
My late morning appointment arrived and I was taken through for ECG and BP check. BP 214 over 98 - yelp! Three attempts would not get it below 200 over 90 so they would not undertake the test. Has to be below 180. I have white coat syndrome which they assumed I had. Told to go to my GP and ask for my BP meds dose to be increased.
Very despondent, had a short snooze when I got home and my BP on waking was 111 over 49. Raised to 125 over 54 after several readings. So what do I do, to have the dose increased I would pass out given home resting pressure.
On my next visit for the scan it will happen all over again.
I have called EP but he is on holiday. Concerned about how to proceed. I am on Flecainide which is not good if I have artery disease which this test was to check.