Shortness of breath and rapidly reaching maximum heart rate has been my concern for many years. I turned 50 this year. It is impacting my ability yo exercise, so thought it was time to investigate.
I just had a cardiac catheterization test. No blockages were discovered. However, they were not able to complete the procedure through wrist because my right side artery does not connect directly to the heart.
It connects to the left side artery, which then goes to the heart or aortic arch. Stress test results showed abnormalities at high heart rate (both in EKG and echo).
Are there any health issues related to the abnormal artery connection? Other than just being out of shape, are there any other medical issues to consider or investigate?
I am currently on regular Amlodipine and Losartan for high BP.