Three weeks ago yesterday I had five CABGs. I am 58 and have known I have high blood pressure and high Cholesterol for about 6 or 7 years but I have never had any major symptoms. I had occasional dizzy spells and odd-feeling heart beats from time to time, but earlier this year they became more frequent and I started feeling more tired than usual. My wife suggested I should see a cardiologist but I wasn't sure if it was necessary. I have never smoked, am only slightly overweight and believed I had a reasonably healthy diet. I went anyway, and after running a few tests and scans the problems with my coronary arteries were detected. I am very thankful they were and I am feeling better by the day. What mystifies me is why the system didn't pick up the problem earlier. I suspect there may be a genetic component and intend to ask my cardiologist is it is worth getting DNA tests for myself and immediate family.