OK now DocER, I am just rambling here and so that's that. I have taken enough of your time so no need to reply I am starting to believe even more in my higher power, in receiving all this advice, when I needed it most.
I have not had time to read your links, but boy I will. I have "studied" the heart and circulatory system for almost 5 years, via the net. Still I know nothing at all. I know that in any profession, there is jargon that develops with experience. I used to be able to, during a crisis in the control room , communicate with my peers, very distressing observations w/o anyone else around understanding the urgency, less they were in my "group". We read much between the lines....because of the encrypted way we said it. I can almost read between your lines..I think I will start medical school, if I can pass the MACT, ha ha ha.
I loved the part about "surgeons wanting a large target area". Whew! That's a relief.....but an infarct in this area couldn't be so good, I don't think, so I guess it gets back to adjacent stents, or the dirt nap, lol. You have suggested what my confused mind needed to hear. The nuclear imaged stress test, that is. My mind immediately trashed this option when my cardiologist was really, probably just speaking in general terms, about me or my condition being past that. I take things too literally. So, I will probably call today or tomorrow and try to get one scheduled. A dang good idea. I think these test probably return false positives > negatives, from what I have read, sooo they seem to fail conservatively, if not accurate.....
Hey, lawyers need love too :) Ha ha ha. He should already have you a discount on your malpractice insurance. If not, disown him .
I must say again, thanks so much and I hope you will continue here. There is so much not explained to us, the patients by our doctors. I think that knowledge is power, but in the case of heart disease, I don't know, ha ha ha. Fear, anxiety or stress brings on angina in me, much faster and more severe than exertion. I hope that others like myself, understand this. With your help though, I can have less anxiety. I may call you Docnitro.....
Have a great day. I must read some,