I read your question last night in complete disbelief. I've written this remark several times and that is that women's cardiac health issues are frequently ignored, your situation is the worst I've ever read. You have a positive stress test
nuclear study and abnormal holter. He should of immediately booked you for a coronary angiogram incase there are blockages in your arteries. You now have unstable angina
if chest pain
in occuring at rest, another indication for a coronary angiogram.He loses your echocardiogram
but doesn't order it to be repeated is sheer negligence.Did he prescribe any medications for you at all to deal with your cardiac problems? With women a false positive can be cause by the density of breasts tissue interferring with the instruments being used.in the test, the bigger the boobs, the bigger the problem. How many episodes of chest pain are you having a day? What do you do for them? If you ever have chest pain lasting more than 15 minutes you have to call 911 and go to the hospital. Does this quack think you have coronary artery
spasm? Was that the reason for the Cardizem? Whats your blood pressure like. Why did he not want to treat your tachycardia? This should all be reported to his professional orginization because of his complete negligence in managing your serious cardiac issues.You must,must, must quit smoking
. While you are waiting to see your new cardiologist you also must not do any strenuous activities because your chest pain is occurring at rest. Document all this and send him a strongly worded letter as to why you changed Drs. All the best, Donna, you can email me if you have any more questions Make a list of questions to bring with you to your new cardiologist, arm your self with knowledge before hand.