Stress, physical exertion may bring on the symptoms, but quite often it just happens. I now have 6 stents in my right coronary artery. Usually, once I get a mild attack it comes and goes with each successive issue becoming stronger. I usually have to take a nitroglycerin dose under my tongue within a few hours of the first symptoms. Once that happens I am usually down on the couch for the rest of the day and often a couple of days. I am often short of breath and have little stamina, unlike how I was before this came along. As my cardiologist says, this is my new normal. I don’t have to like it, but I do have to get used to it.
I have a hearing for SS Disability in a couple of weeks. We’ll see where I go from there, but I am not able to go back to work.