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The Women's Room: Still worried - still unsure
I had a mild heart attack in June of last year. Following an angio and CT no blockages were found or any other problems with my heart. I was found to have atrial fibrillation and the overall opinion is that I 'most likely' had an embolism caused by the AF which blocked a small artery. As I did not have the angio for 4 days after my admissions and being pumped with drugs any blood clot would have dissolved and as there is no damage/blockage in my heart it is all assumptions as to what actually caused the heart attack.
I am now on medication to control my heart rythmn and blood pressure along with aspirin (I did not meet the criteria for any blood thinning medication). I have also been discharged from my cardiologist following another extensive echo, ECG which were normal.
He has said that we just need to control the AF and to get on living my life.
I had hoped that by now I would be feeling more normal but I don't. I have returned to work full time but constantly feel that 'something' is going to happen. I think it is partly because they could not definitely tell me why it happened so there is always the fear it will happen again.
Are there other people out there who have had a heart attack with no apparent damage, no blocked arteries, no valve issues etc and if so how did you learn to 'move on'???