Recently underwent a nuclear pharmacological stress test that revealed some issues on the inferior and inferolateral portion of my heart. Mentioned scarring with partial reversibility with mention of suspicion of an MI, so it must have been one of those silent ones. She noted I'm at higher risk, so without her saying specifically I'm assuming that means for a major MI.
So she set me up with an interventional cardiologist whom I will be hearing from soon to schedule the procedure. I've watched a couple of YT videos, but I'd like to ask others who've underwent this.
1: It seems they put you under conscious sedation - how aware will I be, and will I feel anything during the procedure.
2: They say it will be a 23 hour stay in hospital and 2 days recovery post-procedure, so I'm assuming going to work would be out, yes?
3: How long did it take you to recover and was their any post-procedure pain - and did they provide you with a prescription to deal with that?
4: Will they likely have me go through some cardiac rehab / PT afterward to get me on a better track?
5: What are some of the things I need to watch for - I have frequent chest pain / angina but I mean, how do I tell the difference between chest pain that is chronic vs when my heart is in trouble and need to get to the ER or call an ambulance?
One day I wake up thinking it can't be me that would have a heart attack, next day I am told I probably had an MI and I guess I'm still in shock and trying to grasp all that it means for now, and the rest of my life.