- No blocked arteries (Yeah, I can eat hamburgers and fries again and not have to worry so much.)
- There is a slight anomaly in the heart wall but it was present ONLY when my heart was at rest. It could be a shadow or other Image artifact but they can't be sure unless I had an angiogram.
- I also had no skipped beats or other heart events that appeared on the traces during the stress test.
- The monitoring of my BP and pulse shows that I have a low to normal heart rate but my BP is on the high side and is classified as high when I have the pain and the longer events of palpitations.
Because it is all so general. I probably have what is called Coronary artery vasospasm which you can read about here:
How is it to be treated?
- I now will take a BP medication that will lower my BP and hopefully the palpitations will go away as well.
- If after a month (when I go back to the doctor again) my BP is still a bit high, they will increase the dose.
- IF the palpitations and chest pains are still there then they will put me on some sort of channel blocker. They don't want to do that right away so they can see if the BP medication takes care of it all.
- I have also been told that I can start to exercise so I am going to take 2-15 minute walks today. We are hot and humid too and I told Erich that I would not run any marathons right away ;=).
We are both hopeful.