Never suspected to have one and still be alive. I awoke Sunday at 04:00 Hrs with a strong pain in the center of my chest, so I got up and took two aspirin. Then as I got dressed, pain started down my left arm and up the side of my neck. I knew I was in trouble, so being the idiot I am, I grabbed my wallet and keys and drove myself to the close hospital.
I had a blocked artery that feeds one side of the heart muscle, they saw this and decided to insert a fiber wire from my thigh artery to the blocked heart artery. As soon as they cleared the blockage, the pain was gone. They then used another wire tool to install a stent and with the video camera inspected the rest of the artery, amazing tools and skills by all involved.
After all the fiber video, they decided I should have two more in a few weeks. They kept me in recovery until about 23:00 Hrs and then moved me to Cardio ICU. (sleep not possible there, due to hourly blood tests) I was to remain another day, but then they decided to finish the stents, before I headed for the hills.
Due to my getting professional help ASAP, my heart came back to good shape. The muscle came back to life and appears well. I am on ten pills a day now and have to go to rehab for body and diet.
I just got home last night and still feel tired and woosey. I have to be careful with the two artery's that were opened, until they repair themselves.
Not the way I had planned to spend the week.