I was born with a myocardial bridge that wasn't discovered until I was 40 years old. I went to Phoenix, AZ heart institute and had a heart cath and it was discovered then that there was no cure. The blockage was due to the myocardial bridge where an artery grew through my heart causing it to mimmick a blockage. Now I take 200 mg of metroprolal to slow down my heart rate that before medicine would get quite racey, but I never knew anything different. The myocardial bridge before meds was causing my heart to beat so fast that a portion of my heart wasn't getting enough oxygen. I get frustrated as I try to exercise and feel out of breath, and the beta blocker has so many side effects. I hope to find others to give me advice and some hope to live with this condition and live a relatively healthy and active life.
Edited May 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm