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Angina

Also known as Cardiac Syndrome X, Nicorandil, Prinzmetal's Angina

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  • Chest pain when cold

    Whenever I get cold I start getting chest pain. It can be any situation like sleeping at night as the temperature falls in the room, wearing a wet t-shirt for some time, not being dressed properly in the cold weather. The result is always the same, I get terrible pain in my chest, every breath …

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  • Ecercise

    Hi, I had a lower left ventracle blockage 3 years ago. I am on bisoprolol 1.5mg since then. I exercise alot. But I was told lately the this medicine is a sign of chronic heart failure. It was a young doctor. He has scared me. Is there any body on this med that does gym work?? Thanks

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  • Cardio Syndrome X

    Hi I’m being tested for Cardio Syndrome X (microvascular angina).  Is there anyone else that has this condition? Would be interested in hearing from others.  Many thanks Lxx

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  • Bishpick - Hospitalised Following Bad Episode - :(

    Quote :  "★5 andrew22534  samuelsabout 4 hours agoHi all, just to let you know Bishpick is in hospital after a very bad episode.... he would appreciate any support...." Andrew thanks for the notification. Bishpick - sorry to hear the news. Hope with a flurry of …

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  • Isosorbide Mononitrate

    Has or is anybody taking Isosorbide Mononitrate?  I have to keep taking it twice a day until I have my 2nd stent fitted 7th March. For 4 hours after I have taken it I'm unable to function all I can do is lay down. Tried taking it at night and felt better for doing so but spoke …

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  • Suspecting Prizmetal Angina

    21, female. Complications started when I was diagnosed with Pericarditis months ago. Came with effusion, but it was mild. Had heart attack symptoms. Treatment went well. Fluid is virtually gone. But I continue to have symptoms. Chest pain, left arm, shoulder, and wrist pain, jaw pain, numb/ …

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  • Stable & unstable angina

    I believe have both, yet ignored as not showing up on tests even when causing MI revived with angioplasty & when most anaesthetists don't want to know as there is also PAH not showing up on tests but reveal devices not functioning appropriately as technicians sampling  .Should a GP …

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  • Coronary Artery Spasms

    Ok I have had this condition for years, some cardiologists agree with the diagnosis and a couple do not .Cut a long story short, last week I was out shopping, I had sudden crushing chest pain and felt really ill , had a spray, rested for 5 minutes and was able to able to continue on even though I …

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  • Nuclear Stress Test Adverse Reaction

    I am new to this site and don't know if i am posting where I should be. My apologies if I am not.  I recently had a Nuclear Stress Test and despite reminding my cardiologist that I have allergies and react to medications (I have had reactions to two medications he prescribed) and despite …

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  • Angina or something else

    Hi all i have been diagnosed with angina have been to er more then i can remember.but what i would like to know can angina chest pain last whole day for days on end.i do have lots of stress and anxiety.like last night i felt jaw pain,heart beat fast and sweating,but only lasted couple of seconds.i …

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  • Is this Angina?

    Ok, some background. I'm 55, overweight, and have had acid reflux on and off for 20 years. I have a small sliding hiatus hernia, and life for the last year has been one problem after another usually resulting in high stress levels, (I'm on Ramipril for high blood presure). I also had two …

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  • Microvascular dysfunction diagnosis

    Hi I'm 50 this year, and have recently been diagnosed with Microvascular dysfunction. (Cardiac X syndrome/Microvascular angina) usually im a fit and healthy person, don't smoke, since starting the menopause I have gained weight. I know that I need to change my lifestyle as I get breathless …

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  • Myocardial perfusion scan

    Hi, over the last 18 months or so I am being treated for Microvascular angina because of my symptoms. Now I have been offered to have a Myocardial perfusion scan, but I'm a little worried about it. Has anyone else had this to confirm diagnosis?

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  • Angina tests

    Hi, i have a feeling of something stuck under my left rib and if I exert myself at certain times it feels as if it’s being pulled tight & then I get pains in my back, arms & jaw, this all subsides if I stop moving my arms. I thought I had a hernia but my doctor sent me for a ecg & …

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  • Returning angina

    After being in control of my angina for a few years it has decided to come back it just woke me up out of a sound sleep I choked it and reached for the Nitro I just had a ECG and Echo last month everything seemed ok no changes except that my mitral valve is a little worse I was just so upset I hate …

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  • Could this be Angina!

    Hello, I am 53 and female. I have been seeing my heart consultant for a couple of years now as I am having trouble with my heart. I was born with very mild Pulmonary stenosis that doesn't affect me in any way. They have also found that one side of my heart is a bit stiff so doesn't pump the …

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  • Dizzy and light headed all the time...

    Anybody had dizziness that was caused by coronary artery disease?I was diagnosed with angina about 3 years ago,my main symptoms being breathlessness when climbing stairs and pressure in the chest when walking uphillAt that time I had some bouts of slight dizziness that came and went.Well my …

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  • Swelling

    I've been swelling for a month, can this be caused from the calcium channel blocker? I'm currently taking 5mg amlodipine twice a day and 60mg isosorbide once daily. I was diagnosed a year and half ago with Prinzmeta angina. I have gained 36 pounds in one month! Is this really possible? Any …

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  • Being alone and having angina

    I have angina and it is flared up had a bad spell tonight real scary but Nitro took it away I have to be alone in the daytime while my son goes to work and my granddaughter goes to school does anybody else have to be alone in the daytime and have angina

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  • Prinzmetal angina

    I have Prinzmetal angina.  My first attack was when I was 44 but not diagnosed until I was 51.  I just recently found out i have eNOS T786C mutation which most likely is causing the vasospams.  I'm curious if anyone else has been diagnosed with this mutation.  A doctor that …

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  • Stable/unstable angina not a clue. FED UP...

    Back in May I spent 9 days in hospital due to chest pain. In the front the back, pain in my arm(left). Shortness of breath. Discharged with diagnosis in recorded(not sure what that means). Appointment made for a myocardial perfusion stress test and a rest test. No results as yet. Cardiologist did …

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  • Officially discharged!

    My 'journey' started either June/July last year with pains in my chest when I walked. Lots of appointments (and lost appointments) later I had an angiogram at my local hospital and my cardiologist told me that the blockage was in a 'difficult' place and was recommending a bypass ( …

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  • I've just been diagnosed with angina I'm a 48 year old male

    48and been diagnosed with angina,currently waiting for hospital appointment but I have no knowledge of what happens now,my GP was not very helpful she just gave me medication and told me to wait and see what the specialist says,been prescribed Asprin (75mg) bisoprolol 2.5 mg and a GTN spray, Can …

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  • Health update (it has been a nightmare)

    Back on 19th January I had an Angiogram and was told by the Dr that he was recommending I see a Cardiac Surgeon as he felt I needed a bypass. 4 days later I had a Stroke, although not taken into hospital by the ambulance (they didn't diagnose a stroke) I 'slept on it' and was taken to A …

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  • to give HOPE

    Out of the blue in July 2016 I had a silent heart attack! Whilst being tested as to why this happened as I don't smoke, drink, I exercise regulary and cholestrol, blood pressure and weight are all good things went bad very fast. I started having almost daily multiple/random attacks lasting 40-60 …

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  • Chest pain

    I've been diagnosed with coronary vasospasm and im getting very depressed at the amount of pain i keep getting even though im on 50mg zomorph in morning and the same at night, i can oromorph anytime but even this isnt always doing it for me at times, been to A&E several times take blood …

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  • 999 into hospital .......again

    so , here l am in hospital , my oxygen level bottomed out at 83% coming up after three hours to 85% went to see my G.P and went into shock !!!!! started cold sweating so much l nearly passed out, poor man thought l was having a heart attack. in hospital on monitors, oxygen levels, drips .......my, …

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  • length of time on angina medication

    hi im new to this. last year i had a blockage of the left LAD(98%) also had angina. 2 weeks ago i developed pain in my left cheft with burning sensation to my left arm. took my gtn spray which eased the problem. went to my gp who then called an ambulance. spent 9 days in hospital on occasions …

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  • Angina pain from drug use. Need advice on what i should do.

    So to make a long story short i am a heroin and cocaine addict on and off for 8 years been clean for over a week now, bout a month ago i started experincing chest pain that progressed to neck pain that progressed to jaw pain shooting pain across my shouldere and down my arm and headaches had a few …

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  • Newly diagnosed Angina - holiday problems!

    Let me say first and foremost that I KNOW my health is a priority and I will always put that first. I am however frustrated with how things have progressed with regard my Angina diagnosis. I initially saw a GP with specific chest pains back in July after already booking a 2 month holiday to Aus/NZ …

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  • Can you take isosorbide mononitrate at night?

    Hi there, I wondered why it is advised to take this medication in the morning. My husband has to take it due to angina but it makes him feel very nauseous and gives him an awful headache He was taking it at night initially by mistake and this seemed much better Thanks 

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  • Angina / Drugs

    I had a cardiac stent fitted Dec 16.  Since then have been on drugs, some for life, ie Asprin, Betablocka and fibrate.  Prior to these I never took pills for anything, except the odd course of antibiotics.  I have never suffered with any stomach problems, reflux etc but the dr has …

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