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In a nutshell, I am a quality-focused medical lab technician with excellent clinical skills gained through hands-on experience within one of the largest local health services providers. I perform all laboratory tests and procedures with expedience, attention to detail and optimum quality. My procedural skills include: Cell Counts; Urinalyses; Body Fluid Analyses; Cytology, Histology, Serology and Hematology Testing; Metabolic & Electrolyte Panels; Liver, Renal and Thyroid Function Testing; Blood Typing; Lipid Profiles; Toxicology Screening; Routine Cultures.

Doctors Called It Stress. I Had 98% Heart Blockage

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Mika Leah wasn’t 20 minutes into her morning run when she suddenly lost her breath, stopped, and threw up in the bushes. Chalking it up to a stomach bug, she went out on another jog near her home in Irvine, California, a few days later. She barely made it two miles before the chest pains and nausea kicked in again. The mom of two had recently crushed a half marathon and even taught cycle classes, but lately just taking the steps up to a spin studio left her winded.

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What is your opinion on this? Do you get checked regularly?
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This is what happened to my Dad in 2017, age 61. Passed a stress test, sent him home and said it was probably nothing, 3 weeks later he was gone. Doctors are NOT Gods, push them if you aren’t being taken seriously or get a second opinion. It’s not just your life.
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Stress tests are inconclusive. Always push for a cardiac catheterization.
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Same thing happened to my father in law. He refused to leave the hospital. One day later he was rushed in 4 a quadruple by pass. Always believe your body.
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Angry that the doctors did not see the signs of a heart problem, since the symptoms this lady had checked all the boxes. Very sad that doctors still think we are just another emotional woman
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Numerous trips to the ER for chest pain and told to go home and drink some wine, a normal stress test and 3 weeks later had a semi-heart attack with 3 stents 100% blockage. I was told after that stress test doesn't always show what's going on in women. Then why did I spent $1500 to have you tell me nothing is wrong only to almost die.
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My dad does a yearly check up with Life Screening which does preventive tests that you wouldn’t do at your normal yearly physical...it literally saved his life. His artery was 98% clogged!
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The same thing happened to me. I had normal EKG but symptoms went on . Finally my P C P ordered a echo and blood work The bloodwork confirmed two blocked arteries . Two years later two more . I have had five stents and a qualdripple brass since then I hope anyone reading this that has had normal EKGs and still has symptoms insist on bloodwork and further testing.
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This is scary. I have symptoms of heart disease but when I go get testing done, they tell me I'm a baby when it comes to worrying about heart disease. They look at me and say your tall and skinny, your fine. I could be a walking time bomb just waiting. And my cholesterol is high! Very worrisome.
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Always pay attention to your body and symptoms it can save your life. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it’s all in your head! Doctors make mistakes all the time, they are only human ! You have to advocate for your rights to be taken seriously ! Don’t you ever give up !
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They always seem to treat women like we are all crazy. It’s either stress or anxiety. They caused me to have permanent damage that I will live with the rest of my life because they dismissed me and my symptoms for almost a year. Don’t trust any doctors any longer
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I know several people this happened to. I keep telling people an EKG doesn't always give a true diagnosis. You have to be proactive as people I know had to do or they would not have survived.
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