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I don't know if I have coronary artery disease but I was told 7 years ago that my caroidid artery in neck was thickening and I am having chest pressure but am on heavy pay medicine 200 Fentyal patches 200mg q 2 days and diaudid 2 q 4 hrs for break through pain which I have from 15 spine surgeries along with other meds and BP medicine which lowers my BP until I am miserable but need iit or BP gets too high when I walk.
I live in Euless Texas but went to a local cardio man and was unhappy with him because he did not take the fact that I could not lie down on hard tables for scans into consideration.
He said I have congestive heart failure and needed valve surgery again this was the GP the specialist concurred but would do nothing with scans that Doctor had done 2 days before which was stupid and expensive. Als I just fall asleep at times.
I went to the GP then the heart surgeon and the info I gave you was what the heart surgeon said ...but he- the heart surgeon- needed scans which I could not physically do and like I said he wanted another scan that I had had just 2 days prior and it was expensive and totally unnecessary when he could have gotten the one from the GP! He said I had congestive heart failure & mytral valve prolapse of 2 valves. Now I am exhausted all the time and even drop off to sleep at strange times just out of the blue-I have enough oxygen saturation and it is not from my narcotics because that dosage has not changed BUT I have had to decrease my deseryl dosage massively because it is affecting me more than it used to.
I am about 20 minutes from Dallas Are there tests they can do without me lying on an x-ray table for heart diagnosis and what about my problems with my blood pressure swings and what are causing those to make me feel like I am going to pass out?
What ever tests they do on an x-ray table for heart diagnosis= don't know the name of them = I'm sorry to say==some type of scan
I doubt that they would sedate me- and anyway that would still cause problems with my spine as the rod is right against the skin and there is an open sore there already that would break through even more if they put me on a hard surface and since I am so crippled/ bad curve and rotated I don't think I could lie straight for them not even considering the pain it would cause. There has to be other ways to test a hearts function w/o out lying on an x-ray table
I do need valve replacement surgey will that entail then cracking open my chest?
I so know that the blood regurgitateds/ backward instead of all forward in one valve but not sure about the other one- infection is involed I am pretty certain as I have had osteomyolitis in the past and now no longer treated for it but treated for constant infectiions with Clacamox 825 TID
I guess that's about all so on your final answer you think the passing out and the blood pressure swings are from the mytral valve dysfunction?
I didn't know the Congestive heart Failure would be corrected with the mytral valve replacement! That is GREAT news Thank YOU so very very MUCH for all your help and patience!!