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    I had a heart catheter last Wednesday. One artery was 90% blocked and the other was 99%. The doc did an angioplasty and a stint. Iím feeling better. If youíre having shortness of breath and dizziness, you might want to do a stress test.


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    Glad it all worked out.
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    Thatís what I thought too.

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    Take care of yourself Rebel.
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    Glad you caught this before a major life changing event occurred...

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    Been there, done that, back in '04.

    That makes me a 20 year survivor so I'll give you a couple of tips.

    Follow the doc's orders, they do this for a living. Take your meds, do your rehab, follow your diet.

    My doc talked to me a lot. He explained that many people try to taper off the meds because they have an aversion to "being sick". They don't follow the rehab, do not quit smoking and they have a second event within 2-3 years and that one kills them.

    It is not just a few. 80% of heart patients do not make it past the 3 year point after their first incident, due to not following procedures.

    Taking a handful of pills every day and a long ride on a stationary bike is a whole lot better than taking a long nap in a casket.

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    Thanks! Thatís what I took away from the talk. Echo cardio tomorrow and carotid imaging in a couple of weeks.

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    Scary! I'm glad they caught it in time.
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    I'm glad you dodged the bullet. Follow the doctor's advice and you'll be a long term survivor same as kyratshooter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VnVet View Post
    I'm glad you dodged the bullet. Follow the doctor's advice and you'll be a long term survivor same as kyratshooter!
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    Good to hear you're still around!

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    two stints in 2008.....
    What Kyrats said.
    Although the whole treadmill stress test once every three months for three years got to be kind of a drag. I am extremely blessed to have a great Cardiologist/Cardiovascular surgeon.
    I carry nitro in my right hand pants pocket now as part of EDC and my redhead and all the kids, grand kids and great grand-kids are a huge incentive to be smart and take care of myself.
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