All of the tests taken (including the echo & the nuclear stress test) earlier made us think that I had a blockage on the left side. It was the angiogram that showed that the inactivity wasn’t due to a blockage but due to not having a left main coronary artery.
Has it been attributed to anything? I’m very worried about my doubatmine echo stress on Monday. I don’t talk about the pain much at home or how I feel so no one knows but I figure the doctor will figure that out by the test. I have a hard time believing that it’s angina and in the back of mind I keep thing, no it can’t be. And then I really worry, what else could it be?
It’s good about the free medical. Medical is killing me. I can no longer work so I pay out of my savings my insurance every month. It’s killing me. This whole thing is just so horrible.
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and take nothing for my chest wall pain. Sometimes your right, eating is tough because of the pain but I’m good at just swallowing food down whole so no one will notice. Of course this adds to weight but I am more scared of frightening my family when they’re seems nothing anyone will do.
If you have heart problems always carry nitro in your picket in a small container. If you have angina then pop a nitro under your tongue and in a few minutes the pain goes away. Or if you feel sick to your stomach take one because your heart needs the oxygen.
After getting off the treadmill I was hurting bad but we had to see what the heart was doing under stress. When I left Canada, I couldn’t eat without taking nitro. I was taking 40 a day. I was getting desparate so I contacted this doctor in Russia and she told me that there was stem cell doctor in Moscow that she thought could help me. Well, what a bunch of capitalists but if it helps someone who can’t afford anything it is OK. He was a professor Doctor and worked with stimulating stem cells.
I pumped him for information since he spoke English and I hit the computer searches to see if I could figure out what he was doing. He told me he was going to have a cardiologist see me, and what a joke that was. She says they need to do bypass surgery and I said no, we have been over that time and again. The doctor told her that I knew more about my heart than the cardiologists did and she tried to convience me by explaining what they did for Boris Yeltsin with quad bypass and they could help me as well. I didn’t want anything to do with that, and the only way they were going to get me on the table was for stem cell injections.
Then the stem cell professor told me he would help me and we started “Granocyte” injections once a day for six days with two day weekend in the middle with blood tests to monitor the cell distributions. That was the cat’s meow, I went in two weeks time down to about 4 or 5 nitro tabs a day. Granocyte stimulates the bone marrow to produce the stem cells you need to repair your heart when directed in this case with citamines which to my knowledge you can only obtain in Russia. Granocyte is used all over the World but mostly for post chemo or radiation treatments to restore the immune system that is killed in the process.
The treatment is extremely effective raising your white cell count by a factor of 10. The only side effect they have noticed is bone pain and a short fever the first application. It is injected under the skin in the arm usually and in England they send them home with it to inject themselves like diabetics do. In England the medical care is really poor and you have to wait long times for operations as there is a shortage of Doctors, probably because they don’t get paid like Kings like here in the USA. Well, the Doctors in Russia are getting the same way.
However, medical care here is free and sometimes as good as the USA but the hospitals are poorly equipped and you have to buy all your own meds, syringes and IV kits ahead of time. I ordered a new supply of Granocyte out of Thialand and should get it soon. My wife is going to line up a Dr. for me so I can monitor the white cell count and I am going to see if I can’t get back to where I was before so I don’t have to worry about taking nitro. But I will never leave home without anymore, as if you start getting chest pains, you need it right away and it could help prevent serious heart damage in an attack situation.
In Canada I did the treadmill till I experienced angina then immediately got the ultrasound look at what my heart was doing under those stress conditions. The lower part of the heart stops working showing it is oxygen deprived. Angiogram won’t show this as it is not a quick procedure like ultrasound and you can’t just jump from the treadmill to the Angiogram table, obviously.
Did you misunderstand me? I jumped off the treadmill for ULTRASOUND not angiogram. Angiogram takes time to set up, you have to be preped, which means shaved and betadined to make the area sterile, then you go on the table and they insert the sheath into the artery and slide in the guidewire, then the catheter and inject dye into the left and right major arteries. All this takes time so there is no way to observe the heart working under stress. You can only do that with ultrasound because everything is in the same room and you can go right from the treadmill immediately to the table for the ultrasound look at the stressed heart.
In my case it was plain to see that under stress the lower part and posterior wall wasn’t working at all. A couple of shots of nitro and in a few minutes it was back to near normal.
The angiogram is still the best way to see any problems with the blood vessels and the action of the heart. Ultrasound is less precise with poor resolution and doesn’t show any distinct blood vessels. The beauty of ultasound is that it can be used in conjunction with a stress test to observe the heart under conditions of stress.
In Germany I did the treadmill till I experienced angina then immediately got the ultrasound look at what my heart was doing under those stress conditions. The lower part of the heart stops working showing it is oxygen deprived. Angiogram won’t show this as it is not a quick procedure like ultrasound and you can’t just jump from the treadmill to the Angiogram table, obviously.
During the angiogram not only is die marker injected into the individual arteries but also into the whole heart to observe it beating for signs of damage. However obviously no stress conditions can be set up on the angiogram table unless it is “white coat” stress and that is probably why they wear green operating cloths.
If you don’t have a copy of your angiogram, you should get it and look at it. Because they are two dimentional pictures, they use different angles to get a better idea of the extent of the occlusions as they may be irregular in shape and form. A really good website which explains all this procedure in infinite detail is:
This is a must read for all who have any question whatsoever about the angiogram and after reading what is offered here and viewing your own angiogram, you can converse on an intelligent basis with your cardiologist. Had I completely trusted my doctors, I would have had bypass surgery three times now and still not been any better off. Be informed so you can make rational judgments. I have not had bypass, have had two EECP treatments, and one Granocyte treatment, with another to follow soon.
which they give cancer patients to grow their blood cells. Same theory different drug.
As for eating like that’s got to be a millenium years old; that why warriors ate the heart of their enemy so they would be more courageous, I guess that medicine as to take their ideas from someplace and possibly it will work, at least it is better than standing still and just waiting. I think inactivity, waiting passively for something to happen, has to be absolutely the worst thing in the world, it makes you feel so out of control of the whole problem. As least you’re actively pursuing an idea.
I guess your angina is quite serious and not responding to much though? I imagine they’ve tried the obvious, diet
But I already have a computer full of information on “Granocyte”. While culture and injection of thigh muscle cells is not new and probably first done in France several years ago successfully, it doesn’t produce the same kind of muscle cells you need. Heart muscle is different from other muscle and is very specialized and unique. While this cultured cell process works, it isn’t as effective as real heart muscle.
After a heart attack the heart puts out chemical attractants to home stem cells to it to repair it. One of the problems is that there just isn’t enough to do the job like it needs to be done. I don’t know if granocyte will do it, but it is a natural way unlike these artificial methods.
Russia makes what I think is a unique “citamine” for various organs which I think helps the homing of stem cells. The professor who treated me was optomistic about it. To my knowledge they are only found in Russia at this time. They are made of from the tissue of the organ that needs to attract the stem cells, which is the theory behind it, and so if you need a healthy heart you would eat heart. This is an old concept that is coming back into research in countries that aren’t stiffled by such organizations as the FDA, AMA and others.
By combining the citamine with the granocyte, it is hoped to concentrate the stem cells where they need to be.
I’ve known people who took 1000 mg/day and had no side effects. Only thing listed in the PDR is possible nausea at large doses.
I used to take 300 mg/day, but then found a brand that is dissolved in vitamin E and vegetable oil making it about 90% bioavailable instead of 30% for the normal powder or capsule form. Now I take 100 mg/day of this fat soluble CoQ-10.
Your cardiologist had better have heard of CoQ-10! She’s probably prescribing statin drugs which deplete your normal level of CoQ-10 along with the LDLs and should be prescribing CoQ-10 right along with the statins! The pharm cos don’t inform the patients of this “drawback” to their drugs, so the patients have to!
Heart cath gives by far the best info, but a new type of echocardiogram is supposedly in the works that can “see” the heart as if it were standing still, which is the biggest problem with using ultrasound.