Jut thought I would post some good news. It is 18 months since my total LAD blockage, heart attack and stent and I felt it was time to get a fuller picture of recovery so I booked an echocardiogram and stress echocardiogram at my 6 monthly check up with the cardiologist. 105% of target heart rate achieved on the stress echocardiogram and no problems. The numbers from the echocardiogram showed significant improvement. The cardiologist showed me side-by-side videos of the affected heart wall from one month after the heart attack and last week. In the first the movement was hardly more than a twitch but in the second a clear, strong movement was present. Just shows what a little clean living and medication can do.