In 2006 I began having chest pain on exertion and decided to see a cardiologist. The woman I chose told me my blood pressure was sky high and that I needed a nuclear stress test and then most probably a catherization. Needless to say I was alarmed, specifically because I knew I had an allergy to dye. I had the stress test and was told that there were no problems and the a catherization would not be necessary. She did mention that I had some valve issues, but no other problems. She sent me back to my GP to monitor my BP and cholesterol. He was not concerned about my cholesterol and put me on Beta Blockers for my BP. I hated the exhaustion that went with those and stopped taking them. Three yrs. later, this past July I had a heart attack. I was told that I had a lot of plaqueing, and a stent was placed in a bi-furcated artery that was blocked. However, one of my arteries is 100% blocked. I have collateral vessels that have taken up the slack, but my concern is that, can my artery go from having no problems to being completely blocked 3 yrs. later? This worries me so much as I have much plaqueing in my other coronary arteries at various levels. No one seems to have a good answer for me. All the Dr. said this last time was that no test is perfect. Also, he said that I have a minimal mitral valve prolapse, but no other valve problems. Yikes! Does anyone have correct information? I worry enough about my heart now without the confusion of many different answers by different health care providers. Very frustrating.