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Chilling I've got an infarction.

Well not from the mods on here but from the Casualty Dept. of my local hospital.

As you may (or may not know), I've had some dificulties at work, leading up to this Rant in the Rant Room;

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/rant-...n-arrgghh.html (Work, Union, ARRGGHH!)

As you can see I was due to go to the Doctor's on Tuesday morning after feeling unwell on Monday.
Got in to see him at 1150, he took my blood pressure, which was a little on the high side, 214/115.

He called for an ambulance and 5 minutes later was hooked up to the 12 lead ECG machine out of the back of a Volvo Estate, after some tests a 'proper' ambulance was called in and I was wheeled out of the surgery and into it, then off to casualty.


More prodding, pricking and poking later was transferred to the cardiac ward for further examinations from more and more senior Doctor's and finally was put to bed at 0200 this morning! A long,worrying day indeed.
Spending the rest of the day (today) on the ward as they decide if the meds have worked and the results of more blood tests have come back. Could be out today (tonight) or tomorrow morning.

But the question for the forum;

Should I have let my Father drive my car back from the Doctor's Surgery?


...if wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets...[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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Jeez Scott, that blood pressure sounds HUGE

Take it easy buddy

Not sure about the last question
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From the last bit it sounds like the meds are workoing just fine, get well soon mate
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In answer to your question... Has he ever had an accident in the last four years? Is he a safe driver? Would you let him walk your dog? If the answer is no to any ONE of these, then no you shouldn't have let him!







Hope you are better soon fella
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An infarction is a heart attack, isn't it?

Again, not sure about the second bit, as I don't know your Dad. I certainly wouldn't have let my Dad drive my car anywhere!
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And get well soon
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Bloody Hell - you could power the QE2 with that pressure. Do they know what the underlying cause is?
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Originally Posted by Mike69 View Post
An infarction is a heart attack, isn't it?

Again, not sure about the second bit, as I don't know your Dad. I certainly wouldn't have let my Dad drive my car anywhere!
Aye tis a myocardial infarction.

Hope you feel better soon and your stay in hospital is as pleasant as can be
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Me too, still it arrived safe and sound on the drive (was the first thing I asked when I 'phone my Mother from the Medical Assesment Unit).

Had a few jabs, x-rays, pills and potions. Seem (until all the tests are back) to be OK-ish. Will have a daily 5 drug regimen for a bit, but should pose no danger to myself or others.

Could be stress related, but there is a history of heart defects in the family.

Update: Infarction scaled back to cardiac event, blood test show no evidence of cardiac biomarkers, which would indicate a 'proper' heart attack.
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Not good mate!

Hope you get better soon
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I hope it works out okay for you! Feet up for a bit, if you can, though.
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Take it nice and easy, fella. Avoid stressful stuff (like work! )

As for pops driving the car, if it's a short distance, what the hell - let him smoke the tyres!
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bloomin eck scott, take it easy mate. presumably your employers will continue to pay you for a while if you're off sick? i'm no doctor, but i would've thought that kind of episode (and that BP reading ) would necessitate a rest from the day to day nonsense that life throws at us?
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bloody hell scott

take it easy for a while mate
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My blood pressure would also be at that level knowing someone else was driving my car Seriously mate that is a very high reading so take it easy and don't worry about those dimwits at work. Get well soon.
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Scheet Scott, take it easy fella and make sure those nurses take extra special care of you
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I'm glad you're okay after that ordeal! Take care of yourself an no more raised bloodpressure!
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Not been catheterised for an angiogram? Hope you recover soon matie.: Pills I take on a daily repeat prescription seem to work fine, apart from the odd obligatory side effect. My problems are just age related, as most of the stress factors are now pretty minimal. Take it easy, and I hope the pill popping sorts you out.
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Make sure you're good and rested before even contemplating a return to work, and let your union know about it as well.
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It basically means (cell death caused by) a lack of blood supply in a localised area, usually caused by a blocked artery.
(I put 'cell death' in brackets because I don't think that's the main issue when it's in the heart - or at least not the immediate one.)

Hope your meds have sorted it out Milowokie.
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The BP reading was indeed way high. Getting it, and keeping it under control is a major priority to reduce the risk of further attacks. Take the medications you're given for it exactly as prescribed (it's amazing how few do), along with your statin, aspirin and whatever else. And listen to your quack when he tells you to knock off the fags (if you smoke), cut down the booze, walk more, and lose weight.

And, make sure all your various insurers know your diagnosis, or else they probably won't pay any future claims.
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Take care,
follow doctors advice
and do`nt rush to leave that chair
medical upset are never nice.

All the very best to you.

John the Ludite.
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