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I have had a stress ecogramme now waiting for angiogramme im terrified as i will be awake, has anyone had this, what was it like, does it hurt, does the artery bleeding stop, im told after this it may show i need to go to a specialist heart hospital to have stent fitted! does this hurt can you feel the stent when its in, does it last forever I have high bp at the best of times but must be off the scale now.

 

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    Hi Christine,first don't panic,I've had an angiogram doesn't hurt,I had mine into the wrist and wide awake ,a sharp scratch and after didn't feel a thing,I will need 3 stents but I'm in the long long queue,and no you don't bleed after,soon heals up.

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      Hi Thanks I have just got back from the dr been put on 75mg of asprin and a 1.25mg betablocker no statin as I had serious bad reaction to one three weeks ago.  The dr did a drawing and said if more that two arteries into the heart need stents it is open heart by pass surgery?????? So if you need three stents are they in your heart or somewhere else? how long have you got to wait? do you have the dull ache pain in you chest moving up your neck and jaw if you get stressed?

      i am the worlds biggest worrier this is doing my head 

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      Hi Christine,I was on asprin but had to come off them as they made me bleed inside so now on Clopidodril to thin blood and on statins,open heart surgery has never been mentioned and how long I've got to wait I don't know,I think it will be if and when it becomes life threatening and they got to do something,I have a dull ache most of the time but just in the chest so I don't worry about it,I know by now if I need to ring 999 but unlike you I don't get stressed,,you need to chill out a bit,lol,take care.x

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    Hi, forgive me if I sound like I'm showing off but I've had 9 angiograms now and there is nothing to worry about. I've had them in the groin and both wrists and I just relax and find the whole process quite interesting. I have got a bit cold sometimes and you can wear paper nickers if you ask. I've never asked about socks ! If They find a narrowing or a blockage it will feel like your usual chest pain but they can rapidly give you I v pain relief or strong gtn so you are in good hands. I like to watch my arteries on the screen. Good luck with it and remember they do it all the time. X

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      OMG nine times ! over what period? why so many I thought this would be it just to look, then I have to go to another hospital for the stent procedure.  When I was in the cardiac suite recovering from a stress test I could over hear what the nurses were saying to people about to have an angiogram it was more than scarey!! Can I ask how old you are i will be 61 in a couple of weeks
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      me again! paper knickers???? mine will go in my wrist, did you have a stent fitted. and has it got rid of the chest pain, are you on asprin and beta blocker (i have started them today) i have been on bp tablet for five years, and will need a statin, 
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    Hi Christine. I'm not yet diagnosed and will be having my ecg stress test next week. Any idea how long you have to wait for results? I've been unwell for 4 months with chest pains, neck, jaw and headaches. Find it really hard to walk even short distances without chest pain/breathlessness etc.... anyone else have this problem? Thanks and take care

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      The stress test for me was on a bike which leans to the left, one nurse was in charge of heart monitor, one watching bp and a dr doing the scan - it was very painful towards the end, but at that point they make you stop.  I waited two hours till everything was back to my normal, they take the cannula out (they put dye in) then they gave me a letter there and there to give to my gp the next day, im waiting for angiogramme now which i get the feeling will be within a couple of weeks, the hospital is working very quick, i do work there but dont know if its because im staff or because its serious.  Four months is a long time.  I was walking my dogs about a week before my six month bp check when i got a very bad pain in my jaw, it lasted on and off for three days, but went away, when i went to the dr i mentioned it and hey ho sh*t hit the fan consultant appointment, stress test and meds in four weeks  so nhs is not hanging about  I  just have a dull ache behind my left boob all the time im awake, if i get stressed which i do it immediately moves into my jaw not nice getting old ! let us know how you get on,
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    I'm 50 now. Had my first angio 11 years ago and they didn't find anything.

    Same with all the others, because I have Prinzmetals so there is no blockage or narrowing except when my arteries go into spasm.

    I have had lots of cardiologists who won't believe I have Prinzmetals so they do an angiogram to have a look.

    I'm resigned to it now so just go with the flow.

    Some hospitals like you to not wear undies so I ask for paper nickers. You wear a gown though.

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      so do you suffer from chest pain, going into neck and jaw still? I bet i end up with a stent but that is better than a by pass!!! 
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    Hi Christine I'm going in tomorrow for stents in broadgreen hospital it does not hurt at all I have watched my other stents go in they went through my wrist but also they can go through your groin area so don't worry you will be fine

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