Has anyone had a heart catheter??

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Has anyone had a heart catheter??
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Fri, 06-04-2004 - 10:07am
I am new to this board. I am a 36 year white female with a father that has

a long history of heart disease. I have recently been told by my regular

doctor that I have blockage and she suggested I have a heart cath. I had

a stress valium test and it showed that when I was exercising I had irregular

heart beats. I was only on the treadmill for 5+ minutes and they got my heart

rate up to 166. I have been experiencing pain radiating up and down my left

arm and excessive sweating under my right underarm. I know that sound really

strange but that is what has been going on for a few weeks now.

I really thought that it was my nerves because I lost my mother earlier this

year and it has been a very stressful time for me. Does anyone have any similiar

symptoms? Has anyone out there had a heart cath? Is it safe? I would certainly

appreciate any info that anyone would like to share with me. Thanks, Celia

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Fri, 06-04-2004 - 2:41pm

Celia,


Hugs,

Cecilia

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2004
Mon, 06-07-2004 - 12:54pm
Cecilia, Thanks so much for your post. I have received some good information

on this subject from several people. I am glad to have people like you out

there with some medical background. I am sure that nursing is a very interesting

line of work. Thanks for the information, it is greatly appreciated!! Celia
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Tue, 06-08-2004 - 2:03pm

Celia,


You are so welcomed.

Hugs,

Cecilia

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 06-08-2004 - 9:16pm

Celia and Ceilia, I'm glad you two got together.