Diagnosis and symptoms

Discuss your diagnosis, and the symptoms that led to it, or surfaced post-diagnosis.


New VasoSpasm/Prinzmetal patient with questions!

  • By Carobama · New reply 9:48 am
  • 22 replies
  • Hello everyone, I've been reading through these entries and am not sure I am posting in the right place? Here is my story first and then I have questions. I'm 55 years old, very healthy but have been ...

chest discomfort after bypass surgery

  • By DDye · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • When walking a short distance or doing work in the lawn, I get the same kind of pain I had before my bypass surgery, could I have another blockage ...

Provacative Angiogram

  • By pixibelle · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • I have FINALLY found a cardiologist that admits that I do have symptoms consistent with MVD and/or Prinzmetal! He is an electrophysiologist. I have seen him before for my afib and he did a good job listening ...

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia? Or something else?

  • By LeahTherese · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hello all! Recently I have been in and out of hospital for investigation of an elevated heart rate (being between 100-190 resting throughout the day). I have been through a number of tests including two ...

Nervous/upset and nitro made things worse?!? WTH

  • By heartgal22 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I've been having aberrant cardiac symptoms on and off for about 2 years but was either in denial or due to pre existing issues didn't make the connection. I clench my jaw when stressed causing an aching ...

Advice & Scared

  • By divaprincess · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 25 replies
  • I am a 38 year old mom with 3 kids. I also have primary immunodeficiency, fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome. On Saturday I had what I would call heart spasms. I have fibromyalgia so I am very versed ...

Hormone changes and frequency of Prinzmetal's coronary artery spasms

  • By Annielqueen · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Has anyone ever seen an increase of frequency of coronary artery spasms and hormonal changes? I am 53 and my doctor took me off of a light birth control pill 3 weeks ago. Since then my frequency of full ...

Little Worried

  • By Tallan · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I am going into my 5th week of recovery from triple bypass heart surgery. For the most part my incision has healed I thought fairly well. My left side of my chest I feel is still swollen and aches, not ...

Variant Angina

  • By csg1031 · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I came across this site while doing research into why I am having recurrent chest pains that have gotten steadily worse since August, 2013. So here is the progression, started off as just slight twinges ...

Electric Shock Radiating In Middle of Chest.

  • By slayer60164 · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Last night I had the feeling like the sun was in my chest. I had an electric shock feeling that started in the center of my chest and radiated out like the sun. It stopped after a few minutes ...

face numbness

  • By kodi · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Has anyone experienced tingling, and numbness on the left side of face, including numbness in toungue and teeth? I did suffer a Heart Attack, and several strokes, 2 years ago. Diagnosed with prinzmetal ...

Need Medical Info -- Racing Heart and Prinzmetels

  • By Jhumann · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Two years ago, almost exactly, I had a heart attack which left a scar on my heart. I have an otherwise healthy heart--no blockage at all--in fact the heart of a 20 year old my cardiologist says (I'm 43 ...


  • By Annabelle61 · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hello to all :-) My new cardio wants to do another cath; I think this is a bit invasive to start off with (plus I've had 2 in the past 10 years). I asked for blood work and a MRI first. He seemed offended ...

Wish it was from having a drink?

  • By notwell · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I am in my second session of what my GP calls vertigo although he says it may be due to the small vessel disease. I act like I've had a few doubles with a shortage of mixer! Nice Saturday nights but not ...

New here no insurane and need to know what to do

  • By catlambo · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Hello! I am 34 yr old mother of 3! In 1998 my sister was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, received 2 heart transplants before going into heart failure in 2010 and passing away at 37. Not long after that ...

Triple Bypass W/Sternotomy Incision

  • By Tallan · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • I have just had triple bypass aprox. 4 wks ago. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced. I am only 50yrs old and really have had never had any major health problems. Anyway I have survived the ...

blood pressure meds

  • By iblilmargie · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • when is the best time to take losartin and toprol xl and can you take them together ...


  • By nannykaren · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Can I ask a question I had my heart attack jan 11 /14 and I coded twice is there anyone that has coded it's not the heart attack that scares me it's that I coded twice I'm scared and I have lil pains ...

Congestive Heart Failure/R-sided

  • By zenmind · New reply March 21, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Out of the hospital yet again, the battle becomes more and more tedious each time. Now I have a new diagnosis; I'm told I have CHF, and frankly, it's not a little disconcerting. Maybe my past experience ...

heart symptoms but tests say everything okay?

  • By corrie-bd · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I have been having an uncomfortable feeling in my chest and yesterday, I had a stress test done which was normal and cardiologist said I did great....He also did blood work which showed my cholesterol ...

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