I am 35 yrs old male, Smoked pack of 10 a day for about 20 years (since i left school), and i don't drink. I had a sharp left sided chest pain radiating to the jaw lasting 10 seconds and sharp pain to left arm. Initially associated with breathless and sweating. I did not have recent cough or fever. ECG showed NSR. Clinical examination was unremarkable. Serial Troponin levels -WNL.
From Hospital I was given 7 days of GTN (spray) and Aspirin to take every morning.
OPA Cardiac CT angiogram and OPA exercise tolerance test. (appointments will be sent via post)
To see GP regarding smoking cessation and lipid profile (Triglycerides 7.1, Cholesterol 5.2, Serum Glucose 6.9)
Above is what was written in GP notes.
My own DR was not at surgery, another DR was there while he is away.
He prescribed to me Aspirin 75mg 1 tab to take every morning and Simvastatin 40mg 1 tab to take every evening without reading the notes as he did not have anything on the system yet, but went with what i told him verbally about my Triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
Since i had this event, and after speaking to DR at the hospital i have stopped smoking and changed my diet strictly to Boiled Veg, grilled chicken breast and Fish which are high in omega3.
My moms cholesterol level is much higher then mine and she is on 20mg simvastatin tabs. (i know everyone is different) Which got me concerned if i really should be on 40mg or 20mg, or neither as i have changed my diet and don't smoke anymore.
at the moment i am only taking Aspirin every morning with breakfast and have not touched or taken simvastatin. although i have them prescribed to me. After reading side effects to simvastatin and knowing my moms cholesterol is higher but shes taking lower 20mg tabs. I am kind of scared to take them, and don't want to get anything else wrong with me as otherwise I believe i am fit and healthy. although i am a little overweight