16 years ago i had slight discomfort in the chest. i visited my doctor and was referred to cardiac unit. apparently my ecg made one doctor diagnose a heart attack, whilst the specialist believed it was muscular pain caused by my recent activities. i have this year been diagnosed with blood pressure and my recent ecg gives an identical reading to the old reading, the cardiac specialist advised to take the tablets as precribed by my doctor. and no further action. my main query is could there any doubt of an old heart attack having taken place. iam 67 years old and take 1 low dose aspirin 1 beta blocker 1 blood pressure tablet daily.
I was told 40 years ago that I had a heart event by my cardiologist but he very much stated that I did not have a heart attack and gave me clearance for an operation on my knee two weeks after that. Recently my cardiologist here in Florida said that I had a old heart attack and I should now take statins. I have read two books on statins and due to theoir side effects am reluctant to take them. I have normal clorestral levels , am 81 years old. in good health and exercise an hour daily. What other heart events are there besides a heart attack??????