by Carolyn Thomas ♥ @HeartSisters
I love a medical mystery that gets solved by a patient, don’t you? In May 2009, one of my regular readers – known to me and other readers here simply as JetGirl – experienced what she calls “classic heart attack symptoms” of very sudden onset, and sought help immediately at the Emergency Department of a Los Angeles hospital. The 45-year old former airline pilot was released from hospital after a week’s stay in the Coronary Care Unit with a vague cardiac diagnosis of ischemia*.
Six months later, JetGirl once again experienced more cardiac symptoms including “massive chest pain” and shortness of breath. This time, nothing was found. Continue reading “When thyroid problems masquerade as heart disease”