I never thought much about how Sticky Blood can affect the heart. Without a family history of heart disease I expected to be free of major heart problems beyond what has happened due to clotting in my lungs. But this past Monday I felt chest pressure that was unlike any I had experienced before. I called for an ambulance and after running different tests it was found I had a heart attack. A small one anyway. A heart catheter procedure was done and one stent put in. The discussion around all of this was APS and the inflammation it causes and thus, it can cause heart attacks. Has anyone else had a heart attack or even other heart problems?
I see Dr Schofield in several weeks, she is my APS specialist. I am curious what she will have to say. I am back on antiplatelet therapy, starting with Brilinta, then going back to Plavix after several months. I was also put on a small dose of Lisinopril and Lipitor was added. I also have Nitro for angina.
Thanks for your sharing.