I am 50 my Bro is 47. 2 yrs ago he had a major heart attack and had 2 stents placed. He is now back in the hospital awaiting
open heart surgery. Now he was a heavy smoker and I quit 13 yrs ago and never smoked heavy anyway.
I have marginal hi chlosteral and have been on Pravastatin for 10 yrs. Blood pressure is good. HDL is 55 LDL is 125, Slightly overweight ( 190 ) at 5 ft 9"
muscular build. I have never had any chest discomfort pain or pressure or shortness of breath. Even when biking,running, shoveling snow etc.
Dr told my Bro it could be heridtary. I have had eco,ekg,I go for check up every 6 months but never had an angiogram or the heart dye or anything.
What is my risk factor and what is the best thing I can do ?? This Dr told my Bro even if he had had a stress test the week before they probably wouldnt have seen it ??
I am nervous to say the least....
will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
Uro said enlarged prostate
Psa 2003- .55
2007 - .99
2008 - 1.01
watchfull worrier , lol