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Old 09-04-14, 04:57 PM
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Had a cardiac stress test last week. Got the results today, and the doc wants me to have a cath to check out the vessels.

I'm allowed to ride while I await scheduling, but not to ride hard. Naturally, before he told me that, I set a personal best on my little half mile sprint durning my morning ride....

Not at all thrilled. Just venting.
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Old 09-04-14, 05:08 PM
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Early detection is FAR better than the alternative. Good for you for going to the doc...and listening to his advice. Mild setback. You'll be back to hammering in no time!
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Old 09-04-14, 05:34 PM
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If you do have something wrong, this is by far the best way to find out about it...
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My suggestion is to have your cath done at the hospital where they can actually do something about it. I used to do critical care cardiac transports, and one common task was to take folks from the small city hospital cath lab to the major hospital eighty miles away. I've read that the biggest indicator of success and low complications in heart surgery is overwhelmingly the number of procedures performed.
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Better to know than risking a collapse out on the road.
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I agree with the others. Prevention is the key.
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Cath was this morning, and it went well. Nothing unexpected in the findings. Have to be off the bike for two weeks, though.

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Awesome! Better to be stuck off the bike for 2 weeks with a good result from the catheter than to be off who knows how long because they found something.

My brother went through this a few weeks ago. Had chest pains and finally went to the hospital. 3 days of tests and finally after a catheter, they deemed him fine. He made it a few hours before jumping straight back to the excessive beer drinking and chain smoking
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Originally Posted by MattInFla
Cath was this morning, and it went well. Nothing unexpected in the findings. Have to be off the bike for two weeks, though.

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Good news. Try to enjoy your time off the bike.
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Good news! If you're like me, events will conspire to keep you busy for the two weeks and they'll fly by.
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Originally Posted by MattInFla
Cath was this morning, and it went well. Nothing unexpected in the findings. Have to be off the bike for two weeks, though.

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Not to take the thread off-topic, but this is another reason I couldn't go car-free. That nagging feeling that if something happened where I couldn't ride I'd be homebound.
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Not to take the thread off-topic, but this is another reason I couldn't go car-free. That nagging feeling that if something happened where I couldn't ride I'd be homebound.
Not really. There's alternative options to driving even if you can't ride a bike, such as public transit, walking...
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I short-cut the restriction a bit and got back on the bike yesterday. No issues. Happy camper!
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I short-cut the restriction a bit and got back on the bike yesterday. No issues. Happy camper!
Glad you are doing well. Don't push it.
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