Microvascular dysfunction diagnosis

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Hi I'm 50 this year, and have recently been diagnosed with Microvascular dysfunction. (Cardiac X syndrome/Microvascular angina) usually im a fit and healthy person, don't smoke, since starting the menopause I have gained weight.

I know that I need to change my lifestyle as I get breathless and have chest pain on the smallest exertion, ie going upstairs and this weekend I got out of breath dancing to one song at wedding! It's quite frightening and although I should.know what to do I've had no guidance from my Dr or cardiologist apart from 'take these tablets what has everyone else done to help their condition? Regards Francesca

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    Hi francesca

    There is a group on facebook with lots of us with microvascular angina/cardiac syndrome x.

    If you want to join let me know.

    Theres an info page as well.

    Not many cardiologists know about it.

    We have alot of knowledgeable cardiac nurses and professionals in group

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      My cardiologist says that I suffer from micro vascular Angina.

      Could you please introduce me to this group on Facebook?


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      Hi Sean

      This is the info page link

      If you send a message Annette will reply and ask to join the heart whisperers group. (Its secret privacy group).

      I will mention it to annette.


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      on the following facebook groups many have both Coronary Microvascular Disease (MVD or CMVD)

      & CAS Cornary Artery Spasm

      'Coronary Artery Spasms' 'coronary artery spasm (prinzmetal's angina) support group'


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      Hi Michelle,

      I would like to be added to the Facebook group - how do we make that happen?

      Moderator comment: I have removed the email address as we do not publish these in the forums. If users wish to exchange contact details please use the Private Message service.

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      Are you referring to the same Facebook group as Michelle?
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      No I coudl nto fidn the one she mention when I searched. These two are other oens I belong to. I have both CAS & CMVD

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      No I could not find the one she mention when I searched. These two are other ones I belong to. I have both CAS & CMVD.. I flip letters when typing

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      You wont find it when searching on facebook as the privacy setting is set to secrecy by the admin.

      Thats why im having to do it this way.

      I am a member of the group

    • Posted

      Wow they can prevent anyone form seeiing posts but make the group information searchable for all the people all over the world to find it that suffer from disease.
    • Posted

      Hi Michelle

      I have microvascular angina, and would really love to join the Facebook group. I don't know how this is now possible if the link was removed?


    • Posted

      hi michelle plz can i join this facebook group i have this microvascular angina nd am struggling with this at the minute sad
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      Hi Michelle, I just joined

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      patient.info-how do I join the MVD group? I would like to ask Annette to join the heart whisperers group. My cardiologist and dr. say that my coronary arteries are fine and clear and that I no longer have to see a cardiologist. I have all of the symptoms of MVD that my wife and I have researched on the internet-yet they say my arteries are clear even though I am still having headaches, chest pain, pressure, breathlessness, icy cold sensation in throat. All these reactions from everyday actions or any emotional stress/tension. I feel that I will have a hard time getting treatment for MVD if it is unknown or not acknowledged. Does anyone know of any coronary microvascular disease cardiologists in southern Ontario? Thanks, Alan.

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      Could you send me the link/add me too please Michelle? I have had coronary artery spasm for many years now and have recently also had a confirmed diagnosis of CMVD too. Thank you so much xx
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      I have been recently diagnosed withmicrovascular angina/cardiac syndrome x and would very much like to join the Facebook group you mentioned.. am struggling with getting my BP/pulse regulated 
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      I also have microvascular angina and am being treated for the condition. Can I ask if you had a test that formally diagnosed you, or is this diagnosis made due to just your symptoms?

      I'm asking because I haven't had a test that has detected the condition myself yet, but it is presumed that I do have microvascular angina. I'm really just curious to know if this condition can actually be detected and the type of tests that best detect it.

      My body is better controlled now , but my pulse gets high so I struggle with this also.

      Thanks for any help you can give.

      Regards x

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      My bp is better controlled now (sorry my keyboard changed my wording)
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      Yes there is a test called a challenge cath or provocative cath.  the substance they use in the angiogram is acetylcholine.


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