Hi everyone, I've only experienced one incident of pain subsequently identified as angina. Now after angiogram last Monday I've been told it is severe and put on urgent list for triple bypass. My problem is as I've not experienced other angina events I'm not sure what to expect so don't have a base of knowledge to draw on. I had an ache in my chest on Fri and went to A&E, was kept in overnight but both bloods and ECG were negative.
I'm out now but still have that ache. I suspect it's anxiety and the type of ache you get with bad news. It's still playing on my mind. Is this normal to feel this way after this news, will an angina attack be really clear and I'll know something's wrong? I've gone from not being aware of any issue to feeling I'm made of glass in a week.
Hello and welcome to the forum! Have a read of this booklet which explains things:
What medication have you been given?
Thanks I will, it was a bit of a ramble but just had to get it out.
I’ve got bisoprolol, aspirin and simvastatin
No GTN spray? It can be useful for deciding if is angina or something more. I developed angina and breathlessness in early 2017 culminating in a quadruple bypass in summer 2018. Any questions just ask. Sleep beckons now so I will check back in the morning
Morning, yes I have GTN spray also.
I feel much better this morning (in my head). I think it’s been the shock of feeling alright then being told I need triple cabg and now living with waiting on the surgery. It’s definitely helped reading some stories on this forum from others. Thanks again