Among the most frequent factors that cause cardiovascular diseases belong old age (especially mature age and late-life), disease heritability, smoking, too much drinking, high blood pressure, cholesterol and other fat in the blood (caused by too much fat in the food), lack of physical activity, obesity, increased waist circumference, birth control pills, stress etc.
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Well we're back in the hospital. This time she was seen by a different cardiologist who reviewed her previous tests and concluded that her heart was fine. When she asked him if it could be microvascular disease, he dismissed her and would not perform any additional tests. The hospitalist recommended a stress test but the cardiologist cancelled it. She is so frustrated. I'm afraid that there are no doctors in our area that have experience diagnosing and treating this condition.
How would I go about finding a doctor that is familiar with MVD in the state of Arkansas?
Thank you for the information. I'm encouraging my wife to create her own profile so that you and she can communicate directly without using me as a go-between. She is scheduled to see her GP in the morning. BTW, were in TX. Hopefully, he'll take her seriously and refer her to a specialist.
I do have a couple of questions...
1) Would you recommend a vascular doctor or a cardiologist?
2) Can MVD cause issues with other organs such as colitis or migraines?
mimi57654 - thanks for the info. She has had her gall bladder removed and then had to have a ERCP to correct SOD. Since she's already had trouble with the biliary system, I will definitely keep this in mind. Thank you.
Sounds like a classic case of cardiac syndrome X or cardiac microvascular dysfunction. Read about my journey to diagnosis here at MedHelp under ' joanincarolina' or 'cardiac microvascular dysfunction'. Please allow me to discuss this with her and she or you can send me you questions under my 'joanincarolina' private message board.
I also did a PBS Discovery Health show about this last year. The show is called Second Opinion and was released for world wide viewing at:
www.secondopinion-tv.org. The episode is called 'Angina....meet Fred and Joan.......I am in the SE, USA. Where are you? Please read and view information and see if it is of any value to you. I have no CAD and am otherwise healthy and have always been so until this happened. Hugs Joan.
If they are sure it's not her heart did they look into the possibility her pancreous is having a problem. My 35yr old son went through similar symptoms and tests and then collapsed at work. The er dr did a liver enzyme test (he had them before and they were elevated a bit) and it was through the roof! He was in hospital for a week and again 4mo later for 3 days from it. The pain keeps getting worse over time. I wish your wife well, take care.
Im going threw the same and its scary ive been to the hospital and they say its nothing but ive havent gotten an xray ..