Before I left to go on vacation, because of shortness of breath
, I went to my PCP, who did an EKG. I am 71. He didn't find anything wrong but said that maybe my heart was enlarged from high blood pressure--it has never gone very high, but I do take Enalapril
5 mg once a day. He wanted me to have an echocardiogram
to see if I needed to see a cardiologist, which I did before I left home on June 17. Today I finally talked to my doctor's nurse, as he was out of the office. He told her to tell me that my heart was squeezing well but there was some heart muscle stiffness
. He wants me to see a cardiologist when I get home, but said there it was nothing urgent. Of course here I am 1,000 miles from home, could only talk to the nurse, as my doctor is out, so could someone tell me anything about these results. I am a basket case now after hearing this! Thank you very much.
Linda Douthit firstname.lastname@example.org