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Tommy_Davidson
02-22-2003, 09:42 AM
> After leaving work Wednesday night with chest pains and having spent the last 3 days in the hospital for the first time since I was 12,I am finally home. My personal doctor says he believes I have suffered a heart attack,while the cardiologist says there is nothing that suggests that. At this point,I'm not sure who to believe. At any rate,I'm off work for at least a week,so I'll be hitting a LOT of balls the next few days as part of my "therapy". Tommy D.

cycopath
02-22-2003, 10:35 AM
I think I'd believe the cardiologist over your GP.

Ain't it nice being alive? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

bluewolf
02-22-2003, 10:39 AM
Sorry you had to be in the hospital. It is good that you get to shoot pool, however. It is weird to have to go in the hospital when one has never been there before.

I would listen to the cardio guy also. Maybe the symptoms were caused by something else.

BTW, if you repost this on the NP forum, you might get some REAL warm fuzzies. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Laura

Laura

Deeman
02-22-2003, 11:16 AM
God bless you and take care. You know, we don't get a re-rack in the big game.

Dee /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Ross
02-22-2003, 11:45 AM
I would trust your cardiologist, and think about getting a second opinion from another cardiologist.


(BTW, not to be insensitive or anything, but shouldn't this be in the non-pool related forum?)

bluewolf
02-22-2003, 07:11 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr> I would trust your cardiologist, and think about getting a second opinion from another cardiologist.


(BTW, not to be insensitive or anything, but shouldn't this be in the non-pool related forum?) <hr /></blockquote>

I think they have better warm fuzzies over there because they are more set up for personal stuff like being sick.

Laura

Karatemom
02-22-2003, 07:34 PM
I agree with Ross. Even though the cardio is a specialist, having 2 doctors tell you 2 different things, I would go get a 2nd opinion, just in case. I'd rather be safe than sorry where health is concerned.

Heide ~ don't overdo it at the pool hall, /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Rich R.
02-23-2003, 09:57 AM
Assuming that the Cardiologist ran and EKG and other tests, I would trust him/her. However, another opinion would never hurt.

Having been there and done that, I suggest you listen to this wake up call.

Eric.
02-23-2003, 10:50 AM
Tommy,

From what I understand, the body puts out a high level of something in the blood, after a heart attack. Even a mild one. The Cardiologist should know more about this as it is one of the first things they check for. Supposedly, you can't have a heart attack and not have these antibodies(?) showing up.


Eric &gt;not a Dr. and DIDN'T stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night

Wally_in_Cincy
02-23-2003, 12:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Eric.:</font><hr> Tommy,

From what I understand, the body puts out a high level of something in the blood, after a heart attack. Even a mild one. The Cardiologist should know more about this as it is one of the first things they check for. Supposedly, you can't have a heart attack and not have these antibodies(?) showing up.
<hr /></blockquote>

enzymes. They test for a certain enzyme.

Wally~~had an angiogram but no heart attack yet

bluewolf
02-23-2003, 12:49 PM
CPK goes up right after a heart attack. LDH goes up a little later like a day later. CPK is a better indicator because LDH is also in the liver and the kidney (i think) also.

Laura