Stomach pain after heart cath

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My questions are is a left heart cath standard? INstead of the whole heart or a right heart cath? Is a left heart cath sufficient to put my mind at ease when I have this pain that it isn't my heart? Along with the other testing of course. Could you explain why just a left heart cath might be done? I am a 37 year od female with a strong family history of heart disease. My symptoms changed over time some and the pain is not always in one spot.
A year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with a PDA. I went in Monday morning for an investigative heart cath and went into cardiac arrest when the dye was injected the third time. question 1. what was the dye, and why did it cause me to vtac. Question 2. since I had one cardiac arrest which took 3 shocks to get me back, how likely is a second one, or should I not worry because it was caused by the dye... also, why did the doctors all tell me to cough after i regained consciousness...
so they had me do the heart cath which showed only minor build of plaque and no large or significant blockages and that my heart was in very good condition, I am still experiencing some chest pain and loss of energy the doctor who did the procedure says this must be from some other source such as stomach or GI issues. this has been some expensive testing to learn pretty much nothing, really don't know where to go from here, has anyone else had similar experience?
I think you first need to ask yourself if the pain you have now is similiar to the pain that brought you in with the heart attack. It is not at all uncommon for patients to become hyper-sensitive to chest signs after a very traumatic event like a heart attack. If you are convinced that the pain is similiar, then proceeding with additional work-up and therapy makes sense. Your medical regimen is good. I'm assuming that your blood pressure is controlled.
Results came back negative. I didn't experience any pain during or even after the test. But since, the pain returns after I exercise. My doc reassures me that nothing is wrong with my heart but I am becoming obsessed because it really is bothersome. I have suffered from anxiety BUT my anxiety is usually because of the pain. When I am pain free-I am happy and carefree. Then I exercise and it all starts again. Should I get further tests? Holter? Dye test?
Is it normal to have mild pains after a heart attack or stent? If so, do they typically go away after some healing time?
You didn't mention whether or not any intervention was done. In other words, did they perform a heart cath? Were any vessels stented? I have the same problem when I take my meds and I have had 2 heart attacks, but I never associated that to be the problem. And, yes, at times I have vomited. It's not a constant problem with me. Just occasionally. I have read that in some stroke patients they can develope a swallowing problem called Dysphagia. Have you spoken to her doctor?
A couple of times he had all of the classic signs of a heart attack, chest pain,sweating,pain in jaw,neck and back, lightheadedness, etc. Doctors found nothing wrong. Trip to Mayo in April last year shows one by-pass did not take. Another episode in November 2004 showed the same and a place that the doctor said most places would stent but after they ran a Pet scan they said he was getting enough blood supply that his heart is fine.
My dad has right arm pain after eating. It starts in bicep and spreads to thumb and then radiates up in chest and jaw. Three days ago he had two discs replaced in his neck, four bone spurs removed, and two pinched nerves released. This was all done in his neck. He is now saddened because after eating only two bites of ice cream his severe arm pain has begun again. What is happening? He has suffered with this four years and has had many tests run and xrays.
Not to alarm you, but my grandmother had chest pains once and she thought it was a heart attack. It turned out to be a benign tumor in her stomach. She did not have any nausea or sweatin; her only symptom was chest pain.
If there is heart cell necrosis and depending on the severity, the EF may not return to normal. After a stent implant an individual can return to normal activities within a few days. There should have been written instructions given after the procedure.
only 6 weeks after having 2 stints placed in her heart. from a heart attack and only 1 week after a positive treadmill test. she was at the hospital having a stress test on the treadmill due to chest pains, when she had what the doctors called a plaque explosion with 100% blockage of her arteries. this all happened about 3 months after being given imitrex for migraines over a months time while pregnant. she is also diabetic and was taking the anti-depressant zoloft.
Then, in 2000 I expoerienced chest pain, which my doctor diagnosed as chestwall (not heart-related) after giving me an EKG ... in 2001, I had another instance where I woke up with chest pain and a racing heartbeat, but that was again gone by morning. Then in 2002, I had it again, and went to the ER, where they gave me EKG, chest x-ray, etc. and said I was fine.
He stented one small-ish artery, tried to do another but the artery was too small so he just put a balloon in it (angioplasty?). After he'd been at this for awhile I was having pain equal to a heart attack, I guess because he blocked the oxygen to my heart but it hurt like the devil, though why it didn't hurt last year I don't know. My chest and arms were on fire, and the pressure was unbelievable. All I could do was groan.
My Dad has ventricular tachycardia without heart disease and I caanot seem to find any info. on this exceot for people with heart damage. He had a heart cath and they found it is in the lower chamber, it only happens sporadically and usually only when he is jogging, he feels as if he will pass out and his normal reating HR of 46-52 goes up to well over 100BPM. He does also have anxiety, my question is can this be hapening from the anxiety that he will have another attack?
I hadn't had any pain for a couple of months but now I have back pain between the shoulders, stomach pain right below the sternum and even more severe belching, all of which seem to come in 'waves' or episodes that last seconds and occur with varying frequency. Can anyone relate? How long did it take for the pain to go away!?
Chest pressure can mean other things too though besides the stomach, to make sure although my husband has no history of heart trouble , they did the heart cath to be sure it wasnlt his heart altthough his endoscopy for stomach had issues. Heart cath is not given to all, but you need to tell your dr, about the chest pressure, to be safe, i am not a dr a patient here. My husband s arteries were all clear..
I am a 43 year old male that was admitted to hospital last week after experiencing chest pain. Blood test results indicated elevated heart enzymes. They gave me a heart cath and the result showed a healthy heart with no blockages. They decided to do a scope into my gastro system and discovered I had ulcers in my esophagus, a fatty liver and a polyp in my gall bladder. Advice from the stomach doctor was to lose weight and take Nexium which makes sense.
I am still having some chest pain now but not too awfully bad. There is something called Dresslers Syndrome, it is chest pain after a heart attack associated with inflammation around the heart sack or some such thing. Anti inflammatory drugs are usually used to treat it as I understand. Ask your doctor about this, it may be what you are experiencing. If you have nitro tabs take them as needed, they did help me.
He stented one small-ish artery, tried to do another but the artery was too small so he just put a balloon in it (angioplasty?). After he'd been at this for awhile I was having pain equal to a heart attack, I guess it can be like that because in order to do the stent he blocked the oxygen to my heart and it hurt like the devil, though why it didn't hurt last year when I had my first stent I don't know. My chest and arms were on fire, and the pressure was unbelievable.
I still have pain - what is my longterm prognosis (heart cath every year?), I am scheduled to PCS to Romania in 07, is this safe? Thanks!
Thought I had a heart attack. I stayed in the hospital for 5 day's, had a heart cath done, heart was normal, had a stress done done, results were normal, Cardiologist said my heart was in perfect health. A diagnoses was found, my system did not have any salt or potassium, none !! Doctor said drinking too much water, flushed vital fluids from my system. Salt & potassium is vital for the heart to function properly. I did not have a heart attack, but an over working heart.
They just found my problem in February of this year and I had been going to doctors for over 4 years with chest pain after eating. I smoked, so after eating I was also smoking. I haven't smoked a cigarette since December 16, 2001. I had smoked since I was 14 years old. I am now 56.
I have been having so many problems lately, I just had a heart cath about a week ago that was negative for ongoing chest pains but I have been having these heart flutters on and off but today while at work I had been having the chest pains on and off, I went to the copy machine and all of a sudden my heart started to race. It felt like nothing I have ever had before. I was scared by it but I tried to remain calm to see if it would stop but it did not it progressed.
This also branches off to your stomach. So when your stomach is full it can add pressure to that nerve especially after eating and lying or sitting down. When you get up in the morning your adrenaline level begins to rise and a lot of people who have PVC,s are sensitive to adrenaline changes. Stress,anxiety and caffeine will increase your adrenaline levels. I assume you had an echo to determine that your heart is structurally sound. If not you may want to get one.
I really have two questions. I have had my last two angiograms at the Cleveland Clinic. I have 6 stents and some ischemia. My LVEDP was 24 mmhg each time. My E/A ratio is low as shown on an echo. I have been diagnosed with Diastolic Failure, but due to my general symptoms of heart failure (congestion, total fatigue and SOB and angina) and an enlarged left atrium I believe I have Diastolic Heart Failure.
Now 7 months later I find out that I did have a heart attack (according to an EKG taken after after the operation) (and survived it, the liers) and I have the following problems since the surgery: I can't breath right, I can't finish a sentence without gasping for air, I have constant chest pain when I breath, I have what I call surgerical pain in areas that were cut, my heart races on & off up to 120 BPM while lieing down or resting with NO activity.
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