I have had all major heart tests : CATscan, Cardiac MRI, Angiogram, as well as ECGs and blood tests this past year. The scans and angiogram came out completely clear. The doctor at the angiogram called my arteries "pristine"! And yet I have had high cholesterol (7+) sometimes going down to 5 for the last several years. My ECGs show an inverted T Wave on a regular but inconsistent basis and some of my bloodwork (besides cholesterol) comes outside the norm.
Sometimes I have had chest pains during or after exercise.
The cardiologist discharged me from the service to the care of my GP, with the instructions to "vigorously address" any issues related to cardiac problems.
I was also sent for an abdominal scan, which revealed some fatty liver and small gallstones. Thus the probable cause of my ambulance ride to A&E in January and why I had an angiogram, because it felt like a heart attack and I responded to sublingual nitro and had those crazy T waves.
My GP now wants me to take statins. I want to really concentrate on lowering my bad cholesterol naturally. I understand that statins can, among other things, affect your liver! If I already have some sort of liver issue but my arteries are "pristine", why should I take statins? AND can high cholesterol have any other negative affects besides plaque? Phew! Sorry for the long post, but I am truly baffled! Thank you