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I am in my 30's,
I had an abnormal heartbeat  
I have seen 2 cardiologist and had all the tests.  My 1st Cardio said only that my heart wasn't pumping well.  After she moved back to India 3 years later, I got a good Cardio.  He also gave me ALL the tests. And right after each 1 he said looks good.  Next morning after stress test he calls me early in the morning and insists I get an Angiogram.immediately.  2 days later I did.  After I woke up doctor said I had a heart attack and 1 of the vales was completely blocked.  Couldn't even put a stent/balloon in and sent me home that day..  My question---Why am I not dead?,  What is this condition called?  Why did both Cardio's think things weren't that bad after all the tests? Could i have had this all my life? what did the 2nd cardio. see that freaked him out? thnks alot

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Hi Jon,
Your questions:
Why am I not dead? I don't answer retorical questions.
What is this condition called?  Coronary artery disease caused your heart attack.
Why did both Cardio's think things weren't that bad after all the tests? I don't what tests were done.
Could i have had this all my life? Coronary artery disease develops over many years.
Read this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/coronary-artery-disease-and-angina
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/heart-attack
Last but not least, heart disease develops as a result of risk factors:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/cardiovascular-health-factors-atherosclerosis-treat

Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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