I am almost a year out and just left the hospital-said heart attack...
Just left the hospital, went in this past Monday for ulcer and chest pains. They were ready to send me home, then said "no, your not going anywhere, your troponine levels are elevated which indicates you had a heart attack or are having a heart attack". Long story short, I had a cardiac catheterization today and yes, my troponine levels had been high (thats an enzyme only released into the bloodstream if your heart has experienced muscal damage) but since the catheterization didn't show any permanent damage or blockages, they gave me a clean bill of health. WELL: TROPONINE IS ONLY RELEASED WHEN THERE HAS BEEN AN ISSUE WITH THE HEART-so did I or didn't I have a HEART ATTACK??? NONE of the 12 doctors that originally stated: "YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK, YOUR TROPONINE LEVELS ARE HIGH" could explain to me WHY I had high troponine levels if I didn't have a heart attack, most of them (including the cardiologists) avoided answering any questions priot to my release from the hospital this evening. What am I supposed to think? All the research says TROPONINE ONLY GETS INTO YOUR BLOODSTREAM IF YOUR HEART HAS BEEN DAMAGED-yet those doctors said MY HEART ISN'T DAMAGED. Any ideas where to turn folks? Thanks for your time.
Teresa Parsons 7/28/2003 down 156 pounds to date.
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