My rheumie had advised me to go to a cardiologist because with this flare that I have been in I am having difficulties breathing. I already have a heart condition since birth but it hasn't caused any problems. Any way I can look at my records and results of tests and just saw the result of my EKG. It was classified as abnormal. I have possible Left atrial enlargement and somewhere along the line I have had a heart attack!!!
I am totally freaked out because I see a cardiologist quite frequently. It has been almost two years, though since I saw my regular cardio and everything was fine then. It also said that I have a sinus arrythmia.
Today I had pulmonary function testing done. I am still going to have a holter monitor, pulse meter and echocardiogram done next week. Then results with the Dr. on the 25th.
Knowing I have had a heart attack scares me to death and I will definitely be changing my lifestyle big time. No more sweets for me and I am going to exercise somehow.
I'm not going to panic but maybe this will help with my disabilty case now. I hope so.
I'll keep you posted.
Post Edited (NanaBee) : 5/10/2012 5:58:20 PM (GMT-6)