Nitroglycerin for heart disease

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I have new onset chest pain, that has all the earmarks of Angina. My PCP ordered an ECHO Stress that was normal except for some ST and T wave changes. When I saw him, I asked about these changes and if they might mean that my chest pain is heart related. He really did not respond to my question, and addressed other health problems I am having. That leaves me in a quandary.
The ironic twist is that Alfred Nobel, who had gotten ultra wealthy as the inventor of dynamite (which is the form that made nitro safe to use), himself had heart disease but refused to use the nitro for his own heart.
-bypasses to provide blood to heart tissue that is underperfused. Nitroglycerin may, theoretically, retard this process, but there is no hard evidence to support this. However, we do know that ischemia is a dangerous thing and must be treated aggressively. If your doctors have prescribed nitroglycerin to treat ischemia, then it would be prudent to take this medication. Best of luck. Information provided in the heart forum is intended for information purposes only.
Is it possible for a TIA event to be caused by cardiovascular/heart disease?
I had an allergic reation to a steriod injection for bursitis in my right arm. With the allergic reaction I experienced chest pain, sweating, chills, shortness of breath, and weakness. The pains were more sharp, and a heaviness on my chest. The EKG was abnormal..T Waves were inverted or flattened on leads 3 & 4. My white blood count was 14. I was hospitalized and monitored. THey sent me home with Nitro and still haven't had stress test.
Jneu6684, Thanks for the post. You clearly had a heart attack, and so need appropriate therapy, which may include beta-blockers, ACE-inhibitors, aspirin, clopidogrel, statin therapy, among others. Anaphylaxis is a clinical diagnosis. It certainly sounds possible that you had an anaphylactic reaction, but I did not evaluate you at that time. An easy way to get at whether or not you are allergic to the antibiotic is to see an allergist for testing.
One time just as leaving work I had started profusely sweating down my face--had no pain but when I got home I laid on my bed and was out for about 45 min. I've read on the American Heart Association website that women can have the small vessels in the heart blocked with calcium and men usually have the large arteries blocked. Based on what I've said can you give me any idea as to what may be going on. Any questions I should ask my doctor to get answers.
Hi my father is 60 years old he had recently gone under angioplasty where he had one stent placed as suggested by his cardic doctor. He is having heart disease for now more than 13 years and had already gone an open heart surgery in year 1995.
I am a 34 year old female with a strong family history of heart disease. At 31, I underwent all tests including an coronary angiogram which came back fine. I have been tested for GERD etc as well (negative). To date, I am still experiencing chest pressure/pain, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, severe upper back pain (at times) etc. My cardiologist has now prescribed CCB's instead of betablockers along with nitroglycerin.
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last night i woke up with pains in the far left side of my breast but which soon passed and again today i have had this pain (doesn't last and doesn't affect me in any other way). i've normal to low bp, good heart rate and no history of heart disease except i have hashimotos and mild mvp with mild mitral insufficiency which checked last year i would like to mention that i go about everywhere on foot ,climb stairs everyday and it never happens.
I had blood sent off a couple of weeks ago to check for Lyme disease, and the test was cancelled for an unknown reason. I had more blood drawn today, and should have the results in the next couple of weeks. Fortunately, my doctor is friends with a Lyme disease specialist, so she is ready to have me see them if that turns out to be the problem.
Strict control of weight, BP and cholesterol is a more effective treatment for microvascular disease. This term is often over used and more simple causes of chest pain such as musculoskeletal and GI causes can sometimes be overlooked. I can't specifically comment on the origin of your disease without formally evaluating you. A second opinion never hurts.
No problems to speak of during pregnancy. Heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes run in my family. Aunt had triple bypass at age of 44. Mom had a couple stents 2 years ago at the age of 59. They are sisters. Yesterday I went in for my routine EKG and Echo. Normally my cardiologist's office does this but my pcp told me they do it there so I had it done at my pcp's office this time.
So, what is on your to-do list for the new year? I'd like to see what everyone would like to make into their new heart healthy habit. Or, for those who already have one, inspire us! Oatmeal? Treadmill? Joining a gym? Let's hear it!
Some docs don't understand atypical angina/small vessel disease--this is not garden variety heart disease to which so many are accustomed to. It takes several disciplines including cardiology and endocrinology to balance to balance this. I know I've written about alot of stuff--I'm not a doc, just a patient that has gone through a few things. I would seek help and professional opinions from the medical community.
My father died after a massive heart attack at age 45. Heart disease runs in his family and my mother's family. Although everybody else in my family requires high blood pressure medicine, I've been the lucky one, mine is usually low (occasionally it has been elevated for no apparent reason, but it always goes back down to its normal low within days).
My 75 year old father asked to undergo bypass. His angiography report says LAD/Diagonal totally occluded from ostial segment LCX/OM Non-domin angiography. 90% STENOSIS in proximal segment. Multiple minor plaque along the course of LCX. OMI 95% stenosis in proximal segment. One branch of OM is occluded. RcA: Dominant. Multiple minor plaque along the course of RCA.
my last question is with the above, seeings iam only 42 are these low numbers for cad that i have? and can i expect to be a heart patient for the rest of my life? my dr. says it is not life threating he said it is more of an inconvience! what do you think? do you deal with patients with coronary artery spasms, could i get a heart attack from these spasms. I tend to wait before going to the er.
Alright everyone, tonight for the 1st time I just had the dreaded Copaxone heart attack thing. OMG!!!! I have NEVER felt like this in my life!!!! So scary!!! I injected in the top left of my left leg. Immediately afterwards I started to get a burning in my chest and up my neck and face. Then my entire body became tingly and my throat felt like it was closing off. I started feeling like I was going to hyper-ventilate. Thank goodness I had already read about this happening before.
I have no heart disease and a completely normal heart so I am told not to worry. My question is 10 - 20 abnormal beats a lot during one day and is there any significance to how hard the skips are. I am told a lot of people just ignore the skips but I can't believe they can do that when they are so intense. Thank you for your time.
If you read anything about me you know I had a Heart Attack in January and been trying to figure out why for the past six months. I have an official diagnosis of microvascular angina (of which prinzmetal angina fits into the larger category). I just now found the article that ties this rare phenomena together. Tomorrow I have the three spinal MRIs in the afternoon and I am willing to bet that there will be a lesion on my spine to complete this puzzle.
But, I have a heart condition and the drugs work fine for me. I am so sorry now that I didn't do the herbs along with the drugs. Check into them if you haven't already. Looking for answers..
July 30, 2008 Dear Heart Sisters, As many of you know, I keep pursuing the correct diagnosis for my disease through medical tests. My new PCP ordered an EMG, DEXA scan and a brain MRI after we talked about the continuing neuropathy and foot drop in my right leg. I wrote here about my EMG visit with the Voodoo doctor and his pins. The good news is my bone density is above excellent – the results show that osteoporosis is the least of my worries.
Up until this time, I was a very healthy 37 year old with only a history of cesarean section. My father did have heart disease but he was a heavy smoker and with hypertension. Can you please give me another point of view?
Thanks for taking my question. My father (age 59) has a 15 yr history of heart disease. His quality of life was very good up until 7/99. Since that date he has had regular chest pains after the least amt of exertion (e.g. walking 50 ft). Nitroglycerin stops the angina attacks, but gives him a severe headache. He doesn't want to be dependent on this med, but would obviously prefer not to have the pain at all. He is also fearful with each bout of what may happen next.
Nitrate Medications for heart disease - The combination of vitamin C with nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, or isosorbide mononitrate reduces the occurrence of nitrate tolerance. Nitrate tolerance is when the body builds up a tolerance to the medicine so that it no longer has its desired effect. People taking nitrate-containing medications generally follow a 12 hours on, 12 hours off schedule to avoid this tolerance.
There can be a few weeks worth of symptoms prior to a heart attack, but generally symptoms that go on for many months or years are atypical for heart disease. It sounds like with everything you have going n you should discuss all these possibilities to you cardiologist and make a decsion between the two of you on what to do next. When I was going through this I asked the same questions and did considerable research, which is sometimes more harmful than good!
There is a numerical window available for an assessement for time of current heart attack Unstable angina does not increase troponin level. There are scenarios that can be considered There was a heart attack on first visit and some of the residual marker remained...a doctor should be able to distinguish whether that would enter the numerical equation if prior heart attack occurred and extrapolate into the calculation.
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