Please say a prayer for Gib as he is having a heart cath tomorrow morning at 7:30am. We have to be at the hospital at 6:45 - way too early!
He had a "heart attack" in May of 2007. I put it in quotes because it wasn't your typical heart attack caused by blockage, but rather lack of oxygen to his heart muscle from vasospasms of one of his arteries. He spent a few days in the hospital, had a clear heart cath and was sent home on medicine. These vasospasms can be induced by stress. My hubby internalizes a lot of stuff, as most men do. In January, he started having chest pain again and went to the doctor. The doctor was not overly concerned as Gib's EKG looked great. Just to be safe, they scheduled a nuclear stress test. This is when they get you on a treadmill and inject dye to see how the blood is flowing through your heart. Gib did great, EKG was fine, but the test showed decreased blood flow to the front of his heart. To be safe, they've scheduled a heart cath for tomorrow morning.
We are hoping and praying that this is just "normal" for his heart. That maybe its been this way forever, just how his heart is designed. This test was not done when he was in the hospital previously. If you know Gib, he is extremely fit, healthy and exercises regularly. This is just so mind-boggling and stressful. I'll update sometime tomorrow afternoon or evening to let you know how he's doing.