I had a nuclear stress test, now they want another test to determine if I need another catherization. When I had my MI and cath w/stents last year, the doctor told me my heart stopped during the procedure. I am in a panic, If they have to do it again won't it stop again?
I am so angry that after 11 months of being essentially symptom free, suddenly I am faced with this. I held it together so well and now I have panic attacks that mimic heart attacks. Shortness of breath and "flutters" that I called "bubbles". I am now in pieces, frightened and wishing it was not happening. I wonder why it did not scare me the first time? I had the heart attack, went home and took my Dad in for his stent surgery 2 days later. It was as if it never happened. Except for my medicine regime nothing had changed.