Hi everyone, I have been reading this board and have so many questions. I belive I have been diagnosed with HF. Here is what happened. I am a type 2 diabetic, and my numbers went crazy. I had an EKG and already knew I had a left bundle branch block. From there the dr. took me right to the Cardiologist who ordered a chest x-ray as my feet and ankles were swollen. The results were "small amount of fluid on my lungs" He oredered a nuclear stress test and a echo. Called the following am and said I needed a heart cath. Then at the follow up appointment the Dr came in and started to talk about a 60% blockage, a larger delay in the left bundle branch block, plaque in my arteries and said that I was in terrible danger. My cholesteral was way high as well as triglesedes and my HDL was 25. He said HF and from that point I dont remember what else he said. I actually think I laughed because it was so unbeleiveable to me. My EF is 50% but my cath said Dystolic Dysfunction with an end pressure of 18mmHg. Also the echo said alot about a prior MI (which I did not know I had) and several other issues. I left my papers at work or I could better descripe the issues. I now have 7 meds inclusinf Coreg, 12.5 twice a day. My problem is, I am not sure I heard him correctly and I am too embarrassed to call him back. I feel in my heart that I did and maybe I just dont want to accept it. i hurt and am so depressed and feel like I am going to die at any second! Can someone help me to understand this or could 'i' just me on the verge of HF?
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