possible heart attack 24 hours ago does it matter now

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oldfordlover
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   Posted 2/26/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a history of lung/heart problems. I frequently go into a-fib. Last time was 6 days ago when i had a cardioversion. Yesterday during a period of extreme extreme stress, I experienced a crushing chest pain. I had taken a nitro earlier for persistent chest pain and thought the pain was super bad heartburn. I had been quite sick to my stomach. But the sharp pain was worse. I wear oxygen regularly so i laid down for a while and the pain faded. I was extremely tired for the rest of the day but assumed it was stress let down.

Today I have had chest pain most of the day today except after another nitro.

Looking back i think there is a chance yesterday was actually a very minor heart attack.

My question is--now that i am 24 hours out does it really matter? Is there anything they would do? Or can i just wait until i get home next week and go see my cardiologist?

Any thoughts?

Mavica
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   Posted 2/26/2011 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Go to the nearest hospital with an emergency room, now.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 2/27/2011 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes!! A good friend had similar. Hospital ER released him after he raised a fuss about being admitted. A little nausea that afternoon and dead of a heart attack the following morning.
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/1/2011 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
 
You have been advised well and I agree, with your history, do present to the hospital for an evaluation of your sx.
 
The ER is there just for people like you to make sure you are not having a major event.  You need, at the least,  to have an emergecny screening exam to make sure you are not having a cardiac event that would endanger your life.
 
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Kitt

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oldfordlover
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   Posted 3/1/2011 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
you win
went in
check me out and ordered a cardiolyte stress test. Hospital is refusing it though due to my wife's incredibly high bill. (She receives IVIG infusion monthly for her termial disease to the tune of $25,000 a month).

It was funny though. The doctor in reviewing my file said, "Since you haven't had a stress test since '07 and since that test showed you had a heart attack you need to get a new stress test".

The irony----I don't remember that I had a heart attack. I remember them saying i have a dark spot and some event had happened but I had forgotten it was a heart attack.

I think I spend too much time caring for my wife and maybe I should pay a bit of attention to my health.

At least if i drop dead of a massive heart attack after they refused me treatment, I'll bet they are quick to write off my bill and send my daughter to college.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 3/1/2011 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Whew! I am so glad you DID go in to ER! Always better safe than sorry when it comes to cardiac symptoms!! AND, you won't be doing your wife any favors if you don't take care of yourself. You won't be able to care for her if you have a heart attack AND it sure would be hard on her to live w/if YOU die of a heart attack before her terminal illness takes her. You do NOT want to leave her w/the guilt feeling that she was the fault of your death!!!!!! Besides, WE don't want to lose you!!!

Oy!!! How in the devil do they expect anyone other than Bill Gates to afford to pay $25,000 a month???? There has to be hundreds of thousands of people in this country who don't earn that much in a year!!!!
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 3/1/2011 7:46:23 PM (GMT-7)

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