Friday, October 12, 2012
Heart Tests Update
A very good day today! Remember those heart tests I took a few weeks ago? This morning I saw my cardiologist and went over the results. The good news is that he found nothing seriously wrong with my heart.
He said that the extra beat was still there and on the lower ventricle of my heart it was pumping a bit slower but that was to be expected for a "man my age." There goes that "man your age." Well, I WILL BE 71 years old in a couple weeks.
He advised me that no other tests were necessary. However, he did say that if I "wanted to know for sure" that I could have a heart catheterization. Uh.....no thanks. This procedure requires my doctor snaking an cord like instrument up through my groin to my heart to make sure all is clear and there is no blockage in my veins. Uh.....no thanks. Not unless I have chest pains, shortness of breath, etc. No thanks.
I have a followup appointment in January. We'll monitor this situation. Just like I'm monitoring my PSA count. All part of getting older folks. Fun times. But I'm still here and I'm making every day count. In fact next week I'm on vacation!