68y male, Diabetic 35+ yrs, not insulin resistant, typical type-1 insulin needs/routine A1C range mid 5s to mid 6s, CKD-3, hypertension control fair, multiple sclerosis & other minor issues
I had chest/L-shoulder pain which kept me from sleeping all night. March 30 am I gave up and went to ER. They put me on morphine and said all was well, no H-attack, sent me home with shoulder pain info. Problem is it was NOT shoulder related, not even referred pain and shoulder movement did not in any way aggravate it.
I was given a chemical stress test, slightly abnormal, expectable since I have minor leakage in mitral & tricuspid valves (rheumatic fever Hx) and minor aortic stenosis. imaging profusion defects may be artifacts and not actual defect.
My cardiologist says my Sx, low tolerance to physical activity, out of breath just hauling our empty garbage cart from st back to house etc. (I did not tell her about
them) she is aware I have been getting sick doing P/T to help my MS weak legs (they had to lower my levels so I would not get sick again during P/T).
So my cardiologist ordered a CCTA.(no fun as I needed hours of both pre and post test IVs due to poor kidneys)
Results unknown as yet. Cardiologist office called and to see the PA June 26. Since it appears there is nothing pressing, should I even bother seeing the PA?
I figure if there was anything important I would be seeing my cardiologist herself (instead of the PA) and sooner. I am doing fine now with the increased Coreg dose. BTW no AFIBs in recent years (no fighting bass in chest).
Thanks for any insight..........