I had a serious Heart Attack on July 13th and received (2) stents - 52 year old male. On July 30th, I received a third, due to some additional blockage found. The 3rd stent was scheduled and not under emergency conditions. Overall, my Cardiologist was pleased and said all (3) stents were working well. I am now on a beta-blocker, blood thinner, Rosuvastatin and baby aspirin.
Since then, I am extremely afraid at any slight discomfort and automatically think I'm having a 2nd heart attack. I even went back to the Emergency room on August 1st, because I didn't feel right. After 3 EKGs and 2 blood tests over a 5-hour period, they said I was fine and sent me home.
I find myself looking at survival statistics and the pros and cons of having heart stents, and I think I'm causing more anxiety and deepen my fears.
I could write a novel here, but does anyone have any similar experiences and how did you deal with them...Thank you...
Hi James , what you are describing is classic text book symptoms after a Heart attack, I was exactly the same and you will find through out the day as you get replies to your post that you are not alone in your experience, I’m a similar age to yourself and had a serious heart attack 3 years ago, I was terrified every twinge and ache, went to the hospital many times all faulse alarms , I read stuff on the internet, and it started to consume my life , 3 years on I’m fine and have a great life , It’s just a learning curve , And it will get so much better, However it will take time so be patient, Careful What you read online as much of it is out of date , my cardiologist told me after stents and I quote “Mechanically you are fixed now , but mentally it may take longer “. He was spot on with that , Take care James , and take comfort in the replies you get as you are not alone. Robbie
Great response, and encouraging for those of us not as far along the recovery road as you are. Glad to hear you’re doing so well 👍
Thank you very much for your reply and putting me at ease...
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