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   Posted 2/27/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had quadruple Bypass five months ago and right after I finished shoveling snow off my roof I got severe chest pain with shoulder and jaw discomfort. They preformed a angiogram and found a 70% blockage in my posterior descending artery and said I had a mild Heart Attack but decided not to put a stent in and treat it with Imdur which I could not tolorate. I called my Cardiologist and he gave me a stress test which came back negitive and told me I must have stomach problems and to take omerprazole. I told his Nurse that I had been taking that for over five years and she said oh well that is what the Doctor recomends. I asked what they were goig to do about the blockage and she said that the Doctor said the test came back negitive. Needless to say I am very frustrated and nervious that I could have another Heart Attack. I am only 51 years old.

Post Edited (Mike2660) : 2/27/2011 12:43:44 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/1/2011 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand your fear and I hope you choose to get a second opinion for your own sake.
Nurses are wonderful but the Dr. is the one that makes decisions and calls the shots.  You will find great empathy from the nurses but if you need a second opinion, please advocate for yourself.
Let us know how you are doing ?
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