Finished reviewing copies of my angiogram and treadmill reports, and not only do I have a
90% stenosis of the distal left main coronary artery
I also have a
95% ostial stenosis of the circumflex artery systolic function
The latter being the reason the cardiologist couldn’t stent, since according to a friend,
The ostium is the opening of the artery to the aorta. You can’t stent through that [because] half the stent would be lying free in the aorta.
Whether they could have stented the left main artery is pretty much irrelevant since a bypass would be required regardless. It’s just now it will be double bypass surgery.
Yet it doesn’t end there. During my treadmill it appears I experienced an ischemia
abnormal ST depression seen immediate recovery 0.9 slow sIow-upstoping V3, 4.5mm horizontal in V4-V5, and 1.9mm V6->; ST depression seen during exaggerated HTN reading of 246/106
Not sure that makes a lot of sense to me, but in simpler terms, this was evidence the heart wasn’t getting enough blood. So if I keep exercising, there is a high probability I could end up having a heart attack, sooner than later.
But, at least it wasn’t all bad news. My oncologist did provide (what I thought was) a favorable prognosis for my lymphoma, which hopefully will help sway the decision, by the VA, in my favor.
So now it’s just a waiting game for the doctors at the VA in West LA to make a decision. I just hope it’s favorable, and comes soon. I’m not sure I can take any more bad news.