I've been on a tear for the last few years to get back in shape. I lost about 45 lbs, hit the gym for a few years, kayaked and just started cycling again last year. I finished Ragbrai last year with no issues and I concluded this year by going from never having completed a brevet to finishing the full series and a 1200.
I've been having some issues with getting a little lightheaded and dizzy when my heart rate exceeds 175-177. My father died of congested heart failure so I went to see a cardiologist who put me through the typical tests, echocardiogram, stress test, etc. I'm in my mid-50's.
The dr's office called and said I have some amount of ischemia. I believe they used words like anterior and posterior lateral also and requested that I come in this week.
When I asked if this was bad, the tech kind of dodged the question saying that if the dr was worried, he'd have me come in today. To me, this must be medium-bad since he wants to see me this week.
My sister is an RN so I called her and she blamed it on hereditary factors and stress. I guess I'm kind of a worrier as was the old man who died just two years ago. Other than that, my weight is fine, I almost never drink, no smoking, cholesterol is good (but not great), and I exercise...a lot.
Hopefully, we can get this treated - not cycling will suck otherwise. If you've gone through this and can share your experiences, I'd certainly appreciate it.