For the last 18 months I've been under an hepatologiest for raised LFT bloods and have undergone the usual ECG, Ultrasounds, MRI, CT, fibroscan, camera up and camera down with only minor following procedures required.
Following the above tests I've been monitored for possible non alcohlic PBC and Sarcoid! Biopsy yet to follow.
Over numerous years my cholestrol has been stuck at around the 6.5 mark which I know is high! My numerous GP's have commented but said they were not to concerned as I have blood pressure is that of a fit athlete and I'm not diabetic! I've lost 3 stone is weight, eat fairly healthy and keep fit!
My September and October blood tests rocketed along with my cholesterol to a whopping 8.2 causing my GP and consultant to be concerned. The Hepatologiest said no to statins until the results of a further recent CT scan are known which should be on the 7th of January.
Over the last 2 years my bloods have only reduced to normal readings 3 times and last week's is one of those three which is weird !
Due to my high cholesterol I've been debating on whether to go privately and have an ECG under stress to check the condition of my arteries as I have no faith in routine ECG's or do I wait to see a lipid specialist which I've not yet been referred to and request one then!
My reason for this statement is because my first husband was admitted to hospital numerous times with a suspected heart attacks, each time an ECG was given! The second attack he was kept in for 10 days!
A few years later due to my husbands health deterioration at the age of 35 he saw the oldest GP at the practice who recommended an ECG under stress be carried out, this eventually highlighted that my husband required an urgent quad by- pass and within less than a week this was carried out. Further tests did highlighted his 1st heart attack at the age of 27 which his first GP thought he'd had!
My question is has anyone undergone a private ECG under stress due to having high cholesterol ?
Regards Shropshire Lass