Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack
1,329 members270 posts

one year follow up from heart attack

I had a heart attack on in November 2105, I am going for a one year follow up this January, they kept pushing my apts back, ugh but what do they do at a one year follow up is it worth the money from the deductibles and co pays to go back

11 Replies
oldestnewest

Hi midnight. My 1 year and 2 year checkups were with my local practice's cardiac nurse. Usual tests,blood,urine,blood pressure,weight etc. Then a lot of questions about diet,exercise,how you're feeling physically and emotionally. And whether you're able to do what you could before the attack.

Reply

sounds like a waste of money, I know my mom after she had heart attacks she did a stress test every year, but I don't need to spend money for them to ask questions and blood pressure etc. Might cancel that

1 like
Reply

I'm in uk so nhs covers this. It's a bit reassuring to have it, but would probably think twice if I was in your situation. Do you have any kind of contact with your gp, re meds etc?

Reply

yeah I stopped taking blood thinners when the prescription ran out, they told I had to take for one year so I don't need that, a aspirin day no biggie, cholesterol meds I don't take they make sick I do like the protonics I take for gerd so I would like to get that refilled, and I diabetes pills I stopped taking they made my blood sugar go down to 40 which isn't good when your at work I have excercised more so blood sugar has been a bit better on its own. Just hate to make a bill I cant pay, deductible 500 then 20 percent till 2000 is paid which is great if I have a large health problem but it will cost over 500 dollars for the stupid doctors visit that they spend 10 minutes or less with you

1 like
Reply

Makes me appreciate our system more.I'm on aspirin, beta blocker,blood pressure med and fenofibrates for cholesterol. I pay £104 a year for those but otherwise all covered by NHS. Shocking what you have to pay. Hope you keep well.x

1 like
Reply

Not a statin,I'm allergic to them, more like a substitute. I'm on ramapril, bisoprolol,fenofibrates and aspirin, stopped a blood thinner a year after I had a 2nd stent. Really sorry about your 2nd attack. I was told no heart damage but still have an artery 75% blocked. Supposed to have 2 stents after the 1when I had the attack but they had to stop because my blood pressure dropped a lot,he said it would be OK not to have it after tests, but I'm not convinced. I had a heart scan 6 weeks after the attack ,now seeing cardiac nurse yearly. I'm in England ,thought Scotland would be the same. Hope you're recovering well. Take care.

1 like
Reply

What's it like living in 2105??

Reply

Look at what You posted! !!

Reply

Hi, My year is in March but no mention of any checkup from GP or from hospital when discharged 2016, will enquire next visit!!

If checkups are available then I think you should attend

Awe the best to you all !!!

1 like
Reply

Hi Albeawright

All good on golf course at mo.

Hear what you're saying I'll speak to Dr cheers

Awe the best

1 like
Reply

Mudnight money is a problem in all these diseases even with insurance.I know that the radioactive stress test saved my life 2 times....I wouldn't be here if not.5 other people after my results had stents because of the test and lives saved.It seems everyone is having trouble with the statins and thinners.I have MS on top of the heart.Cant say it didn't attribute to it.best wishes...

Reply

You may also like...