How did you know you were diagnosed? Did you at first feel like a hypochondriac?

How did you know you were diagnosed? Did you at first feel like a hypochondriac?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

It gets easier over time.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Was 28 years old, went out for a evening jog and suffered a MI. The widow maker. A piece of plaque broke off and created a dam in my left anterior decending coronary artery or LAD. It was very aparent when the blockage happened. Trouble thinking, arms and legs didnt work properly, extream chest pain, vomiting instantly, couldnt breath at all, like a car was parked on my chest. I had someone with me and she got me to the hospital in 8 mins. I barley walked in with her holding me up. They gave me a clot buster but it failed. Called for a helo, but couldnt land because of heavy fog. I was on the west coast of vancouver island. Police escorted ambulance ride from port alberni to victoria and an almost 7hr heart attack that o dont remember much of. My last injection fraction i was at 34% heart function. Ive had 3 more heart attacks since then. I have a stent inside a stent on the LAD side. As i had reinstenoisis that caused the second attack. The 3rd attack was because the right side was working to hard and it mucle spassed creating narrowing of an artery. They put a stent in that as well. I also had a surgey go really wrong and lost my heart beat for 4 mins. No new damage, but im not sure if my heart could handle anymore then that anyways. Ive had multiple symptoms before each. Some sore shoulder and back. So just sore chest, like a dull pain that wont go away. Heart burn always present thou! So do not ever discount that one!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Had what the doctor called a heart event and I thought I needed to lose some weight. I didn't think it was my heart, until I had the dye test done - one 100 per cent blockage on one side of my heart and 99.9 percent on the other side and one other blockage they didn't tell me about till later.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had been active most of my life and never expected a heartproblem. Out of ten children I was the only one who did not have a problem, or so I thought. About six years before my heart problem I found it a bit difficulft

posted over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

That's what I try to do, keep positive.

posted over 2 years ago
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