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VolModMike, August 14,  2019  4:58pm EST

We'll see.

Had a cardiology appointment yesterday. First thing they did was to run an EKG. The nurses didn't say much but it seemed like there was something they weren't saying. Then the Doc came in and looked everything over and asked all the usual questions. On the 26th I have to get a nuclear stress test and echocardiogram. He mentioned something not quite normal but I couldn't fathom what he said. So, I guess we'll see what transpires. It's probably nothing.


  • JeffB
    JeffB, August 14,  2019  6:00pm EST


    Hope it's nothing but a routine check buddy. Keep us posted. Thanks for sharing.


  • cdameron
    cdameron, August 14,  2019  6:01pm EST

    I don't know Mike... I have tried to sort out what an abnormal EKG means to no avial. The stress test may or may not be a good indicator of what is actually going on but hey maybe its just a hiccup. I always tell myself that. Good luck sir... I will be thinking about you. Carol

  • Cath4
    Cath4, August 14,  2019  6:03pm EST

    Hi Mike, hopefully everything will be fine. I am sorry I am new here, did you have a previous HA? You will be in my thoughts & prayers! Wish you well 

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, August 15,  2019  7:29am EST

    Please keep us posted on how things transpire! I know the waiting can be the worst! Katie

  • chavezk
    chavezk, August 15,  2019  8:44am EST

    Positive peaceful vibes.  I hope all turns out fine.

  • VolModMike
    VolModMike, August 15,  2019  2:54pm EST

    Thanks all, I'm deeply touched.

    Cath4, welcome to the support network! yes, I've had a quad bypass and 3 months later had another HA due to a clogged graft site in my RCA. Doc said I shouldn't be here. Guess I showed him! I'm just taking things one day at a time and continuing my routine till testing time. If there's one thing I've learned it's does no good to get in a tizzy about things. Who knows, it may have been a bad connection with one of the sticky chest hair yankers. I will say this though, I have been extremely tired lately, but my bloodwork came back great.

    There's so many things that could have been. In the immortal words of Alfred E. Neuman..." what, me worry"?


  • faxo123
    faxo123, August 16,  2019  12:11pm EST

    Something similar happened during my recent stress test last week. My cardiologist noticed a downward slope in my ECG when he pushed my heart rate above 85% of my max heart rate. This prompted him to give me 2 options 1. Nuclear stress test 2. Stress test with ultrasound. He recommened later, results of which luckily came out OK. 

  • VolModMike
    VolModMike, August 16,  2019  5:10pm EST

    sounds fantastic, faxo, simply fantastic! I'm hoping for the same result.


  • DolphinWrite
    DolphinWrite, August 16,  2019  9:22pm EST

    As with everything else.  One day at a time.  We'really trained to worry about everything.  I say, no thanks.  I'd rather be hopeful.  πŸ˜ƒ

  • RaizAli
    RaizAli, August 18,  2019  6:39am EST

    Hi Mike,

    I feel concerned about you , I pray and I’m sure it’ll prove to be nothing to worry about in the end, IA. You always proved to be  a great help for me and many other newbies a couple of years back when I had my Stemi ,I clearly remember those very encouraging replies I received from you, Jeff and many others when I really needed those desperately with so much stress, anxiety during initial six months of my HA in DEC16. All those questions like “ Why me at only 42”

    One year after mine my doctor too adviced me a stress test because of my constant chest discomfort and twigs. You know what ? I passed that test with flying colours 😊 with 65% EF. All those complains proved to be unreal doubts and the pain was because of my hard Body Buiding Chest exercises which I continued even after my MI 😊. Once discontinued every chest discomfort was just a thought and just a forgotten past now, nothing more at all.

    So would it be for all newbies, just not to lose temper and hang on.

    Every day is a wonderful day now 

    Every day is a new day,

    whatever happend yesterday or month before or year before is just past now and history now.

    Now after three years I really feel good and enjoying my life even far more than what I used to be before my HA.

    By the way two wonderful new words I learnt from this threa Mike 

    “Transpire” and “Fathom”. Those might be basic ones for you but for a person like me whose English is a second language that is a wonderful addition into my Vocabulary.

    Hope it transpires to be just doubts in the end and nothing more πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘.

    I thank you once again Mike.

    Pleae keep us posted about your well being,

    Regards and best wishes for the test.


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