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My Heart Attack Experience At 43

I had a heart attack on October 10th 2009 and it has changed my life completely. I began with a slight feeling of  discomfort in my upper chest and my arms were feeling very tired and achy. It was about 1130pm when it first started. I could not find a comfortable position to fall asleep, so I decided to get out of bed. As I walked around my house a little with the thoughts that this would soon pass, I do not what prompted me to reach for the medicine cabinet, but I did. I took two aspirin. I guess that in the back of my mind, I was thinking about my brother who had a heart attack at age 45 and my dad who also had a heart attack in his mid 50's. The doctor later told me that the aspirin was probably a very important factor for my survival. After suffering the symptoms for about an hour, I decided to go to the emergency room. As soon as I got into the ER and described my symptoms, the nurse hooked my up to an EKG and the results immediately indicated that I was indeed having a heart attack, and a big one at that. I was also given nitro glycerine and morpheine for the pain. I was then transported to a facility which was better equipped to handle my situation. Upon arrival, I was brought into the cath lab and angioplasty was performed. I received two stents that night and was sent to a room to begin the recovery. A few hours later, I began experiencing the same chest pain that I had felt only hours earlier. I was brought back into the cath lab, and another stent was placed. The doctors told me that the one of the two stents that was placed earlier already had developed a large blood clot. I am now on coumadin and plavix along with 4 other meds. It has been nearly 3 weeks since that night. I feel that I am slowly getting better, however, this process is very slow. I am a very impatient person and am used to doing things in fast mode. This is a big change for me. I have always worked and now cannot work because the doctors want me out of work for about 6 weeks. I will be going through cardiac rehab upon the recommendation of my cardiologist. I do hope that I will continue to improve and start back to working my way towards a normal life again.

MyraRobin MyraRobin 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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Do you take any blood thinners? Plavix ? This drug has been known to potentially cause some of the very conditions it's there to prevent. Plavix has moreover been linked to heart attack, strokes, and internal hemorraging, such as gastronintestinal bleeding and cerebral bleeding. If you do take it, and you think it caused your heart attack, you can get compensation, for any medical bills and injury you suffered. An attorney will be able to evaluate your case to tell you if you're eligible to file a lawsuit. This national firm is handling Plavix inquiries http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/plavix

Do you take any blood thinners? Plavix ? This drug has been known to potentially cause some of the very conditions it's there to prevent. Plavix has moreover been linked to heart attack, strokes, and internal hemorraging, such as gastronintestinal bleeding and cerebral bleeding. If you do take it, and you think it caused your heart attack, you can get compensation, for any medical bills and injury you suffered. An attorney will be able to evaluate your case to tell you if you're eligible to file a lawsuit. This national firm is handling Plavix inquiries http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/plavix

hi there:) i would like to ask u ore questions about this if u wouldnt mind?..

i am in the same boat no way as bad heart x rayed and archery looked through and i am 100% a clot is throut but no sign so rest a bit and back to work we are the luck 1s keep well friand