Hi all: Newbie and this is my first official post. My mild heart attack happened 8 months ago. I have a 90 percent blockage, but it's way down at the end of the LAD, so stenting was not deemed possible or necessary. Medications/lifestyle management are my treatment. I've completed the cardiac rehab, I feel pretty normal, and my ejection fraction is basically back up to 60%. They say you can just barely tell that anything happened at all. Also, when I had my cath done, they said all other arteries were clear.
Does anybody else out there have a blockage that's still there, untreated? I find myself wondering odd things, like -- could this be affecting me somehow? Should I be alert for particular things that could happen because of this? Or is it really just all about taking meds and maintaining healthy lifestyle in hopes that it doesn't happen again, somewhere else? It's odd, too, because I thought I already had a healthy lifestyle. (Weight under control, active lifestyle, no smoking or diabetes, etc. I'm also under 50, pre-menopause).
I may just be obsessing. I am a teacher who went back to work less than 2 weeks after the incident. Now I have some time off, so I may be having some delayed reaction/processing. But I don't see very many references to non-stented blockages, so I'm curious if others out there have one like this. Thanks in advance for any thoughts!