Sudden heart attack three weeks ago
.I'm coming 65 , female , retired though very active with family, church etc.I haven't eaten red meat for years, limit sweet foods and am 8 1/2 stone
. For two months I felt not right esp when exercising. I walk instead of taking car, do line dancing Pilates and felt very well
. It was three hours before I was diagnosed from sudden onset of pain before was given med.Was taken to health centre,didn't show on heart trace,eventually sent to A&E only because pain seemed severe.Only when blood test was done and came back over an hour later was I given medication.
Angiogram showed severe disease to left circumflex artery to be medically managed .Why no stent? That was a different hospital and no- one spoke to me about it. When taken back by ambulance I asked there. I queried about stent and cardiac followup nurse is looking into it for me.
Because my BP and heart rate are normally low I questioned the followup cardiac nurse about a tab that lowered this among other things.She spoke to doc who took me off it.BP was 90
.Now on two tabs less than prescribed due to side effects of first? This needs to be pointed out. Own Dr.didn't prescribe alternative.
All in all I feel we need to be vigilant and keep asking for every person is different.I do have strong family history
.I'm not able to do anything yet - exhausted though slightly better.