I am a 39yr old male, don't smoke, drink very little, and formerly exercised
regularly. However, I had high cholesterol, and a strong family history (Dad has had 14 angioplasties and 9 stents). Chest pains started in early Feb, and eventually the doctors at Walter Reed (I'm active duty army) agreed to do a thalium stress test. It showed ischemia and they did a heart cath on 8 Mar 06. They found 80% blockage in my LAD in 3 places, and put in 3 stents.