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We're trying to get to the bottom of a mystery!
My dad has a history of heart trouble, with heart attack & quadruple bypass about 25 years ago. After major lifestyle change, he's lived pretty well but with some angina in past few years.
He's had swollen feet for a long time so recently had ultrasound on his heart which came back fine, no problems other than very minor valve leak which the Dr said didn't need attention. My dad then got a little too pleased with his results and went and pushed himself very hard on a treadmill (yes, we shouted at him later!) and the same day had a minor heart attack! Was admitted, had CT scan which showed his major artery was clear and then an angiogram at which they put one stent and balloon in place.
All other tests appear fine, no significant signs of heart failure, or anything else, and yet since the stent, his angina is worse. He had it yesterday at rest (it was always on exertion before the stent) and it wasn't relieved with GTN, so they admitted him again. Tests are clear this morning, he's not had another heart attack but remains a mystery why, 4 weeks later, he's getting worse pain than before. Could it be artery stretch? Or something else?
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