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Anybody know of the symptoms of a heart attack?


I always seem to have chest pain and it's starting to freak me out.

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I suggest that you see your doctor. You don't want to mess around and have a heart attack. I am not sure of all of the symptoms of a heart attack, but chest pain is one of them.
 

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well...

About 2 minutes after I posted, it got worse
so...
I drove myself to the hospital- just got back

I was put in a emergency cardio section
Diabetics are treated like rock stars - you go right to the front of the line

I went through a barrage of tests:
blood work
x-rays
temp
cardiograms, at least 20
blood pressure checks, at least 50

It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest, the pain was not too severe but it was there

4 times they put iv's in me and my body rejected them every time by making me nauseous, I went into shakes and I started to sweat - water pouring off my forehead in seconds - 4 nurses had to hold me down

They gave me a least 3 doses of morphine and they sprayed Nitro into my mouth and put me on a Nitro drip

24 hours later a nurse was shaving my groin and I was on a table in the Cardio Catheterization room

Here is a video of the procedure (the cath not the shaving)


I was awake and watched them do it and I felt it - it's as if someone was mucking around in you with a coat hanger

Prognosis? - Not a heart attack as a heart attack here is defined as 100% blockage

They think my arteries were affected by spasms, they don't know for sure

Looks like I'll be seeing plenty of specialists over the next few weeks to find out what really happened
 

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Oh my . . . I was thinking exactly the same thing - call an ambulance! I'm just so glad you went, KB . . . it's nothing to fool around with, and yes - we diabetics do get moved to the front of the line, don't we?! heheh!

It's a shame you need them, but it sounds like your medical team sprang into action . . . be sure to keep us posted now . . . you have gotten our full and undivided attention! :eek:
 

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well...

About 2 minutes after I posted, it got worse
so...
I drove myself to the hospital- just got back

I was put in a emergency cardio section
Diabetics are treated like rock stars - you go right to the front of the line

I went through a barrage of tests:
blood work
x-rays
temp
cardiograms, at least 20
blood pressure checks, at least 50

It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest, the pain was not too severe but it was there

4 times they put iv's in me and my body rejected them every time by making me nauseous, I went into shakes and I started to sweat - water pouring off my forehead in seconds - 4 nurses had to hold me down

They gave me a least 3 doses of morphine and they sprayed Nitro into my mouth and put me on a Nitro drip

24 hours later a nurse was shaving my groin and I was on a table in the Cardio Catheterization room

Here is a video of the procedure (the cath not the shaving)

YouTube - Cardiac Catheterization

I was awake and watched them do it and I felt it - it's as if someone was mucking around in you with a coat hanger

Prognosis? - Not a heart attack as a heart attack here is defined as 100% blockage

They think my arteries were affected by spasms, they don't know for sure

Looks like I'll be seeing plenty of specialists over the next few weeks to find out what really happened
I am glad that you are out of the hospital. I hope that you will be able to find out what the main problem is. I agree with the others, if there is a next time, call 911. Keep us posted.
 

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Breeze & I both have been through the OR several times each in recent weeks, and noticed the extra attention given for persons with diabetes (PWD) . . . heheh! :D
Diabetics usually can get an earlier surgery or medical testing procedure time. :D
 

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The sad thing about this episode is that I will now second guess myself every time I have chest pain in the future

The upside - I just got one heck of a full checkup at the expense of my health insurance provider

and

they told me that I have the body of a man 20 years my junior

It was an eye opener
 
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