Angina, palpatations, fluttering
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|Sun, 07-12-2009 - 6:27pm|
Hi everyone, I am new to this board. Here's a quick summary of my situation:
I am a 40 year old guy. Last year in May, one day at work I felt symptoms of a heart attack. I considered going to the ER that day but blew it off because I had a huge project at work that I had to finish. I ended up going a couple of weeks later, and I was referred to a cardiologist. They did a stress test, and when it came back abnormal, I had a heart cath done. I was very relieved to find out that I did not have heart disease - I have a condition I was born with known as a "myocardial bridge", which means that one of my coronary arteries goes into the heart muscle instead of running on the surface of the heart. It's not uncommon, and they told me it most likely started to show symptoms because of stress and too much caffeine.
So, I followed the doctors orders and felt better, but about a month later I began to feel these lightheaded spells, and sometimes a "fluttering" feeling in my chest. As you can guess, this really scared me and made me think something is wrong with my heart.
To make a long story short, I have been back to the cardiologist at least