Are there any tests that can be done by ur GP if you suspect ur arteries are blocked? ( i.e blood tests) Since march I have had a constant ache across chest area every day, and feeling in the face of not getting enough oxygen- purplish complexion and veins are enlarged. My GP decided to stop a beta blocker I was on for a month for tachycardia and I have read that stopping them can exacerbate angina/cause heart attack:cause heart failure. I had a ct scan in 2016 which showed moderate atheroma but I had no problems with it no pains , nothing. I was put on a beta blocker in February for a high pulse on exertion. After stopping of beta blocker in March my symptoms changed to constant chest ache/ palpitations /high pulse on exertion and feelings of lack of oxygen. I saw a cardiologist privately. A stress echo was normal and a 24 hr blood pressure was normal. He says my body has become hypersensitive and I need a longer acting beta blocker. He swapped me from propanalol 10mg to bisoprolol 1.25 which is better but all the symptoms I got when propanalol was stopped are still there. Looking for advice. Feel I'm stuck in limbo with new symptoms that no one is bothered about. I don't want to exercise much at all. Sorry for long post. Thank you for reading.
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