Agree with Racerjon!
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I can't remember for sure if they did the CT. I think so but I could be wrong. My memory is not very good since SCA. My older brother got checked after my episode and everything looked good but then he had another test for calcium levels (I'm not sure of the name of that test) and they were high so that's how they found out he may have had a block and they did an angiogram and he did. I'm not trying to scare anyone out there but I do think it's important to be your own advocate and even if you're a young female, things happen. I was in great health. Never smoked, hardly drank, watched what I ate, exercised and very type B personality. Heart disease is not just an older, white male problem.
My cholesterol levels were great… Never had to take medication for anything before this. As far as the
troponin test, it is supposed to be done right away after having had a heart attack. I however had a full cardiac arrest and showed almost no enzymes in my blood pointing to Heart attack.The Test is basically to show the doctor if your heart has suffered damage. You could ask your doctor why she ordered that test. Do you live in the states? The doctors are conservative on some tests…It depends what kind of insurance you have and where you live.
For three weeks before the cardiac arrest I had pain that felt like it was in my lungs and kind of moved around. I took Tums and then Prilosec. After 3 weeks I decided I would go to the hospital and get checked but I never made it. the only reason I waited so long that time was because every other time I went they said I was fine.
The blockage was caused by cholesterol buildup AKA heart disease.
My father had a heart attack in his late 50's from a 80% Block in an artery. He was healthy also. since my cardiac arrest my older brother has gotten checked and he had an 80% Block in one of his arteries with no symptoms.Has the doctor told you what he thinks the chest pains are from?
Hi I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. I went through a similar scenario for several years I had sharp chest pains and then would pass out. Every time I went in and had all the blood work EKG, treadmill test, echo cardiogram… Everything always looked great. I don't want to scare you but last year I had a cardiac arrest. They finally did an angiogram. I had a 90% Block in my LAD, the Widow Maker. After 28 minutes of CPR I was miraculously saved. I was a healthy 48 year old, nonsmoker, exercise regularly and didn't fit the description of a person with heart disease. It is very important for you to be your own advocate! Let them know what YOU want done. If the doctor you have won't listen, find another. Doctor's do what they are taught and if you are atypical, they won't find the problem. If you are suffering, they have an obligation to find out what is going on with you. Good luck and stay strong. 🙏