Patient Comments: Cardiology - Diagnosis

Question:

How was your coronary artery disease diagnosed? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: OMFS, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

My routine gym workout included a warm-up, 30 minutes StairMaster, level 7, to reach 130 bpm. August 2018 I felt mid-chest pressure at 113 bpm, which caused me to stop-rest-restart. I then completed my 2 hour work out with weights, cables, body weight exercise. When the mid-chest pressure repeated (i.e. stable angina) my Polar Wi-Fi heart rate monitor again indicated onset at 113 bpm. I asked a colleague of mine, internal medicine, for a cardiology referral. My LAD was 85 percent blocked, I had angioplasty and stent.

Comment from: carolina, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 06

I had coronary heart disease (CAD) for 15 years. My first symptoms were dry cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. My first chest x-ray only showed bronchitis. Finally I went to a pulmonologist and was diagnosed with CAD.

Comment from: george, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 27

I had an EKG in the emergency department while being treated for an unrelated issue. From there I was given a stress test and cardiac CT. Following that, I was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, stented and am now on a dog’s breakfast of drugs. I never had any chest pain I could attribute to my heart but I do feel better since the procedure.

Comment from: Ummelaila, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

My coronary artery disease was diagnosed after a heart attack in 2014.

Comment from: Angiography, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

My coronary artery disease was diagnosed with angiography.

Comment from: Barry, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 16

On 10/5/15 my first heart attack occurred while offshore fishing. I was sent to the hospital, had triple bypass, and felt great afterwards. Two months later I had my 2nd heart attack with blood clot in grafted vein. They went in with catheter, cleaned and stented. Two days later 3rd attack from another clot in that stent, and they went back with catheter and opened the existing artery. Recent stress test revealed lack of blood to tip of heart. I am going back in in 3 days for hopefully 1 more stent and a long period of no hospital visits. I am a 59 years old fishing guide with no history of heart problems in family.

Comment from: zoitsa, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 25

Diagnosis of my coronary artery disease was made by troponin test several times, plus ECG, and subjective symptoms.

Comment from: beachnut, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 16

I experienced symptoms of a mild heart attack and was diagnosed with coronary artery disease.

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