Stomach pain after heart cath

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My questions are is a left he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th standard? INstead of the whole he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt or a right he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th? Is a left he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> 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 he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>getan> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> i regained consciousness...
I think an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> first need to ask an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>rself if the p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> have now is similiar to the p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in that brought an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> in with the he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt attack. It is not at all uncommon for patients to become hyper-sensitive to chest signs an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> a very traumatic event like a heart attack. If an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> are convinced that the pain is similiar, then proceeding with additional work-up and therapy makes sense. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r medical regimen is good. I'm assuming that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r blood pressure is controlled.
Results came back negative. I didn't experience any p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in during or even <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the test. But since, the p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in returns <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>getan> further tests? Holter? Dye test?
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> didn't mention whether or not any intervention was done. In other words, did they perform a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th? 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> develope a swallowing problem called Dysphagia. Have an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> spoken to her doctor?
a couple of times he had all of the classic signs of a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt attack, chest p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in,sweating,p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> they ran a Pet san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> they said he was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>getan>ting enough blood supply that his heart is fine.
My dad has right arm p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>, but my grandmother had chest pains once and she thought it was a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt attack. It turned out to be a benign tumor in her stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch. She did not have any nausea or sweatin; her only symptom was chest pain.
If there is he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt cell necrosis and depending on the severity, the EF may not return to normal. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a stent implant an individual an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> return to normal activities within a few days. There should have been written instructions given an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> the procedure.
only 6 weeks an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> having 2 stints placed in her he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt. from a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt attack and only 1 week <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> 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 p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in, which my doctor diagnosed as chestwall (not he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt-related) <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 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?). <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> he'd been at this for awhile I was having p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in 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 he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt damage. He had a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> this be hapening from the anxiety that he will have another attack?
I hadn't had any p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in for a couple of months but now I have back p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in between the shoulders, stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in 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. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> anyone relate? How long did it take for the pain to go away!?
Chest pressure an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> 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 he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt altthough his endoscopy for stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch had issues. He<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th is not given to all, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> need to tell an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> experiencing chest p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in. Blood test results indicated elevated he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt enzymes. They gave me a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th 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 p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r doctor about this, it may be what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> are experiencing. If an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> 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?). <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> he'd been at this for awhile I was having p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in equal to a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt attack, I guess it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> 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 p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in - what is my longterm prognosis (he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th every year?), I am scheduled to PCS to Romania in 07, is this safe? Thanks!
Thought I had a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt attack. I stayed in the hospital for 5 day's, had a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th done, he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt 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 &amp; potassium is vital for the heart to function properly. I did not have a heart attack, but an over working heart.
I have been having so many problems lately, I just had a he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch. So when an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r stom<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ch is full it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan> add pressure to that nerve especially <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> eating and lying or sitting down. When an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>getan> up in the morning an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r adrenaline levels. I assume an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> had an echo to determine that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r heart is structurally sound. If not an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> may want to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>getan> 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 he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt attack (according to an EKG taken <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the operation) (and survived it, the liers) and I have the following problems since the surgery: I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan>'t breath right, I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Canan>'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 &amp; off up to 120 BPM while lieing down or resting with NO activity.
I was given a drug called ergonovine which helps to stimulate spasms during the he<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rt c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th. I did experience p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>in with the medication but no EKG changes. The c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>th showed no occulsions or spasms of the main arteries but I did have total obliteration of a small distal branch (off of one of the main arteries). My cardiologist speculated that this could be contributing to my chest pain but it was not what one would expect with classic coronary artery spasms.
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