Tinplate Art Is Having a Cardiac Event!

I think I know what may have caused it...
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But in all serious, this guy needs as much support as can be given to him. Art, if you ŕe reading this, I might not know you personally, but I would be distraught if anything ever happened to you. I hope that everything goes well for you.

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Just saw my cardiologist and I am heading to the cath lab for an angiogram. In all liklihood there has been some damage based on the ECG and the elevated T enzyme levels. An angiogram is THE "gold standard" for heart studies. It is very invasive and I have had it done on at least four occasions over a ten year period with no complications.

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Tinplate Art posted:

Just saw my cardiologist and I am heading to the cath lab for an angiogram. In all liklihood there has been some damage based on the ECG and the elevated T enzyme levels. An angiogram is THE "gold standard" for heart studies. It is very invasive and I have had it done on at least four occasions over a ten year period with no complications.

I have a good feeling about this Art. I know you will pull through. It's just a little tune-up. Sounds like you will be getting another stent. I'll say a prayer and wait to see your posts during your recovery.

George

A HEARTY THANKS to everyone for your kind and supportive words - they are much appreciated by Kay and myself! I will update this thread after my procedure. BP is much better at 142/80 and pain has subsided so I am more confident in looking forward to what George above aptly dubbed a "tune-up"! LOL!

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UPDATE: Additional stent placement in LAD artery, AKA the "widowmaker"! Also angioplasty of the right coronary artery. They prepped me and gave me what they termed "conscious" sedation, and after that I only remember them wheeling the gurney out. They even moved me from the operating table to the gurney without my awareness! In past angiograms, I could remember the lidocaine needle prick and even the catheter being fed in and the camera being manipulated. Not so today, thankfully! They also used an arterial seal to patch the entry point of the catheter in the right groin to avoid a long pressure holding time; a rather painless and efficient process! I am very grateful for modern medical technology, and the thoughts and well wishes of family, friends and my fellow OGR Forum members! I am feeling much better tonite!

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THANK YOU, gentlemen for all your thoughts and prayers! They really helped me get through this mini-crisis! I just learned what my EF was with this event. EF stands for ejection fraction, and my number was 60% and that translates to NO muscle damage! There was a possibility of damage, so I am relieved!

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sounds like their is someone looking after you. My wife was having trouble several years ago...not pain, she said it was like an ice cream freeze in her chest. Docs ran all the tests, couldn't find anything. Then they did a heart cath. The Surgeon came in the room to talk to me and my mother in law...with a surprised expression on his face. He showed us the x ray...she had a 99.9% blockage in the main heart artery and she was already in pre op. Then the power to the hospital got knocked out and she got to go for a helicopter ride. This started at 8:30am, and surgery at the other hospital was done til after midnight. She ended up with a triple by pass. Here's to a speedy recovery for you.

Dave

 

 

 

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Art, you will be placed on our church prayer list in the morning, but will be heavily Prayed for by Sue and I  this evening.  Reach out if you need a helping hand, I am 45 minutes away....Your Tennessee friend....May God Bless You...Remember, we hVe a train show to attend in March......Keep us posted....So sorry to hear you in this situation....

THANK YOU Larry and Sue! I have to accept some responsibility for this event! I was too concerned about bleeding after my dialysis treatments by taking both the low dose 81mg aspirin and Plavix daily. I will now take BOTH! Also, I doubled my statin dosage to take care of any cholesterol. I will also make a greater effort to eat more sensibly!

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RICHARD: True, but I have modified my diet sometime ago, and one of the advantages of being a dialysis patient is that I have ready access to a certified nutritionist. I eat egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast every day. English muffins are also good bread for heart and renal patients. I have to limit fats and certain acid foods due to my tendency to develop reflux and/or heartburn. Dairy products and deep fried foods are a no-no for me, so I am already following a fairly strict diet. I believe not taking the low dose aspirin contributed to my current crisis, more than any dietary lapses! Also, long term dialysis patients have a tendency to develop calcium deposits in our arteries, and these can cause circulatory issues. I will do what I need to do to stay alive!

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Art--I am sure you will survive this like you have survived all that dialysis you described.  I have always enjoyed your posts during all the many years we have both been on this forum.  May God bless you and heal you.  ODD-D

R. E. Ottosen
Tinplate Art posted:

OMG! I am glad he recovered as well. I will not second guess any chest pain again!

You are right about that.I had a very sharp pain I thought I was having a heart attack.It turned out to be acid reflux .But still do not take any sharp pain lightly.Our well wishs and prayers have been answered.

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