Posted 3/29/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -7)
Ok my 47 yo bro had a heart attack and 3 way bypass. He had an LDL after the attack of 160 Dr said probably much higher before, Triglycrides over 400. Smoker
Now Dr says genetic. I have 2 older Bros both ok ( as far as we know ) and me.
I am 50 yrs old, been on a statin for over 10 yrs, smoked 13 yrs ago, bp is good, LDL is under 130 HDL is over 50 Try's are under 100.
I have had ecos, ekg's reg physicals. I asked my Dr and he said " yup its a risk factor having a bro who had attack but we have you on statins, asprin, bp is good"
Now I have NEVER had any chest pain or shortness of breath. I worked 6 weeks ago moving snow for over 4 hrs with no problems. I try to eat good, lots of fish and not alot of meat.
Should I fake chest pains to get the Dr to do an angogram so I know if I have blockage ??
will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
Uro said enlarged prostate
Psa 2003- .55
2007 - .99
2008 - 1.01
watchfull worrier , lol