Hi everyone. After having two perfusion scans last month I've had a letter from the hospital today to say I need to have an angiogram as there is a possible problem with the blood supply to my heart.
I've had various symptoms since January, mainly palpitations, pain between my shoulder blades, chest discomfort as if someone is pressing on my chest, throat discomfort like something stuck, also a feeling of my windpipe being squeezed, especially when I lie on my back or left hand side so I'm not sleeping very well at all. I had an endoscopy a few weeks back to check for throat and stomach problems but it came back clear.
I can't say I actually have chest pain, just discomfort. I always imagined if there was a heart problem then the pain would be quite bad. Even the cardiologists said it doesn't sound like angina. I do get crampy like feelings on the left side of my chest and back, similar to if you've been standing or lying in one position for too long. My heart feels like it's racing most of the time, worse after eating or exercise.
Are these the sort of symptoms that other people have had when referred for an angiogram or is it usually bad chest pain? After going backwards and forwards to the Dr and hospital these last six months I was beginning to get the impression that perhaps it was stress causing my symptoms, the cardiologists I saw definitely weren't concerned. Now it seems perhaps there is something more serious going on. Trying to sleep is the worst, feeling like your throat is closing up is really scary. Does anyone else get this or is it just me?