I went for my exercise test which was stopped after 2 minutes as my BP had dropped to 88. Chest tightness and arm pain began which did not lessen with the use of a GTN spray. So I was admitted to Coronary care and subsequently to a cardiology ward where I stayed for 16 days for monitoring and investigation.
My BP taken 3 times a day, was weird eg sitting 145, standing 85. ECG's taken daily. Chest tightness and a breathy feeling came on most morning but GTN spray and medication did not change it. (now discontinued). It was thought I had an artery problem and underwent a Echocardiogram which looked ok, Myo view scan with something showing on it so had an angiogram as blockage was suspected, stent was mentioned as was by pass.
However angiogram showed clear arteries (indeed doc said many people working in the cath lab would be pleased to have my arteries). So next day, after a scuffle where I appeared to have developed an aneurysm post procedure and was scampered off with haste for a scan which proved unfounded, (have a painful 12 inch by 6in bruise across my abdomen but otherwise no ill effects from the angio procedure) I was discharged with plumbing aspect of heart deemed in tact.
So my symptoms - tightness in chest, breathy in the mornings and often light headed plus BP yo yoing around still happening. My question is any idea what is going on forum members.
Is it AF in a different form to my usual crazily huge symptoms (can't say my pulse goes irregular with these new symptoms though). Could it be my meds which hospital has not changed other than one less beta blocker a day.
Had these symptoms off and on for about 3/4 months.
I am taking Flecainide 100mg twice a day, atenolol 25mg now only once a day and 15mg Rivaoxaban to anticoagulate me.
Unfortunately I know what it isn't (plumbing) but no idea what it is. My GP is not sure what to think either. Do my symptoms ring a bell with any of you good folk. Pleased to be back home and have access to the forum.
Have to say the whole medical staff were wonderful and I felt cared for and safe, communication and co-ordination left much to be desired though between teams and departments. Overall I would rate my care highly.
Seeing my electrics consultant in 3 months time which was diarised by hospital before my discharge. EP has all this information as he popped in to see me when requested and has written to my GP but not said what he thinks it is. So a 3 month wait again. I am a bit lost as to what to think.
Any thoughts, I don't know where else to get answers.