Posted 5/3/2021 7:58 PM (GMT -6)
Hi BigCountry, your GP is not a heart specialist, I would listen to the cardiologist. Not sure since you were not real clear, but it sounds like you may have what is called a leaking valve. I'm not a dr & this is strictly a guess on my part. The heart cath sounds scary, however, it is a painless procedure & you are given some sedation.
I watched during my cath & really wish they would have let me have my glasses so I could have seen the screen better. I have a valve issue that has been in the monitoring stage for years. I was in my early 30's when my issues were diagnosed. As long as I keep my BP down, cholesterol & weight under control I will not need the valve replaced.
Your friends mean well, but once again they are not drs. Have your cath done. Keep us posted.