My wife had a heart attack because one artery was blocked 8o percent and two others were block 20 percent. She is on Lipitor, Plavix, a high blood pressure med, aspirin, Nexium, and I don't how many others. My concern is that it's eight months later and she still has pulling and tightening in her chest, and it's hard for her now to walk up stairs without shortness of breath, and muscle aches. She also has pains and pulling in her chest when rolling over or lying down in bed and sometimes refuses to lie down or slow down because of this discomfort.
So I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what these signs may be, or if she might be hiding something in fear that it might be another heart issue. Her doctor has told her the signs she had before her first heart attack and when she should worry about her heart. I don't understand - once you have a heart attack is it just going to be the same pattern over and over again? It doesn't make sense to me. She says her doctor told her and her doctor that he is thinking she needs to have her gallbladder removed, but are all these signs and symptoms from the gallbladder and not the heart? I'm really confused. Can someone help me understand all this?