I went to the hospital and they had me do the treadmill for seven minutes on a incline. Get the heart rate up to 130. Then jump off, lay down and get a sonogram in real time. Along with a EKG. So there I was laying there with a gal looking at my heart on a screen I could also see it. And all those wires of the EKG on my body printing out second by second. I was a bit winded as I have not run at all for twenty five years. So Dr. Smith went over it all with me for about twenty minutes and recommended I get a stent for a possible blockage in one of the heart arteries that he detected.
|Circled area is where the stent was placed|
After about a hour and a half they were done. I had to stay still of course and thankfully I never had to itch my nose as both arms were immobilized. The doc put a tiny metal stent in one artery and later showed me the pictures.
Modern medicine is really amazing. Now my blood flow is experiencing less resistance which may mean I will be around a lot longer to pester liberals. So get your stress tests done, listen to your doctor and maybe you can live a few more years on this beautiful planet.