I had a heart attack on 8/11/11. I went to the ER via ambulance for what I thought was a gall bladder attack. Nope, it was a heart attack. While in the hospital they diagnosed me with heart disease & damage, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes! Talk about overload! They put me on meds, gave me 20 minutes with the Diabetes Education Nurse and sent me home. I'm taking my meds as prescribed but I have NO information on anything else. I see the doctor for my follow up on Thursday and the cardiologist on the 31st. They tell me I have a 100% occluded vessel at the bottom of my heart with damage and disease around the bottom, side and back. Angioplasty couldn't open the vessel. Bypass is a last resort.
To top it all off, last night I woke up twice with tightness in my chest so bad that I had to take a nitro pill, at 3:45 and 5:45. If it keeps up I'll have to call the doctors.
I'm scared and don't know what to do! Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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