My first post here after lurking for a while. I just turned 50 and was recently diagnosed with a 90% blockage of my LAD following a CT Angiogram. This was a great shock as I've been active, have run marathons and generally looked after myself.
I was immediately prescribed 80mg of arvostatin, aspirin and diltiazem which has alleviated my chest pains.
I'm due to have an angiogram with a likely angioplasty next week and I'm very anxious about it. At my pre op the cardiac nurse talked me through the procedure and outlined the risks involved. I know all procedures have risks but I can't stop thinking about the downside.
I feel a bit pathetic having read about some of the conditions and challenges many of the contributors to this forum have faced but I can't help being worried about next week.
Does anyone have any advice to deal with my feelings?
Thanks in advance.