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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Two stents and a bypass later, I've still never had an abnormal EKG...
    I've only had the stents, but with EKG's every 6 months (and a couple before my attack), the same for me.

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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Two stents and a bypass later, I've still never had an abnormal EKG...
    Generally speaking an EKG won’t show significant change unless there is some kind of cardiac muscle damage or “death”. The reason Selma says “they will lie to you”. It can take days for that damage to be picked up on the EKG, if ever.

    I had a complete occlusion of the circumflex branch that feeds the posterior portion of the heart. The only symptoms I had initially were a “strange tingling” sensation that went straight up my chin and dizziness. I waited several hours until my wife came home. She told me I didn’t look “well” and asked me if I still wanted to attend a planned graduation reception that evening. We went to the reception and while there the radiating pain into both sides of my jaws began. I became extremely pale and sweaty, followed by chest fullness.
    My wife, a nurse who ironically teaches advanced cardiac life support, looked at me a said “my God it’s an MI”.

    My EKG in the ER was stone cold normal. However pressure was near 200 systolic but my rate was dropping into 40’s. It was 48 hours later after my stent was placed that my EKG actually began indicating a cardiac event (not to mention the PVCs I was throwing).

    Interestingly enough, every other coronary artery was fine with less a 30% narrowing at the worst in any of them. For some reason (most like a combination of inflammation and unstable plaque formation) I suffered a plaque rupture that totally occluded that circumflex branch. If on the LAD, I may not be here today.
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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Generally speaking an EKG won’t show significant change unless there is some kind of cardiac muscle damage or “death”. The reason Selma says “they will lie to you”. It can take days for that damage to be picked up on the EKG, if ever.

    I had a complete occlusion of the circumflex branch that feeds the posterior portion of the heart. The only symptoms I had initially were a “strange tingling” sensation that went straight up my chin and dizziness. I waited several hours until my wife came home. She told me I didn’t look “well” and asked me if I still wanted to attend a planned graduation reception that evening. We went to the reception and while there the radiating pain into both sides of my jaws began. I became extremely pale and sweaty, followed by chest fullness.
    My wife, a nurse who ironically teaches advanced cardiac life support, looked at me a said “my God it’s an MI”.

    My EKG in the ER was stone cold normal. However pressure was near 200 systolic but my rate was dropping into 40’s. It was 48 hours later after my stent was placed that my EKG actually began indicating a cardiac event (not to mention the PVCs I was throwing).

    Interestingly enough, every other coronary artery was fine with less a 30% narrowing at the worst in any of them. For some reason (most like a combination of inflammation and unstable plaque formation) I suffered a plaque rupture that totally occluded that circumflex branch. If on the LAD, I may not be here today.
    I have battled CAD for years but have been fortunate to have stable plaque or would not be here reading this thread. As I watch and read from the preventive cardiologist out there it appears the CV inflammation and the resulting plaque rupture is the primary cause of these events in otherwise very healthy young men. I tend to believe that for me lowering my A1C and preventing inflammation is the key to staying out of the ER or worse. Practically speaking however, I am not sure how much further I can go lifestyle wise to have a perfect glucose levels on a 24 hour a day basis.

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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    I have battled CAD for years but have been fortunate to have stable plaque or would not be here reading this thread. As I watch and read from the preventive cardiologist out there it appears the CV inflammation and the resulting plaque rupture is the primary cause of these events in otherwise very healthy young men. I tend to believe that for me lowering my A1C and preventing inflammation is the key to staying out of the ER or worse. Practically speaking however, I am not sure how much further I can go lifestyle wise to have a perfect glucose levels on a 24 hour a day basis.
    More and more studies point to the role of inflammation in heart attacks. About half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol. And we see people with very high LDL and triglycerides that live their entire lives and never experience an MI. It seems to point to a combination the type LDL (particle size, number & “stickiness”) and inflammatory responses. Treating inflammation may be as important if not more important than treating cholesterol.
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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    More and more studies point to the role of inflammation in heart attacks. About half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol. And we see people with very high LDL and triglycerides that live their entire lives and never experience an MI. It seems to point to a combination the type LDL (particle size, number & “stickiness”) and inflammatory responses. Treating inflation may be as important if not more important than treating cholesterol.
    Yep, inflation has been rough on my heart, too.

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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Yep, inflation has been rough on my heart, too.
    Autocorrect strikes again!
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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    More and more studies point to the role of inflammation in heart attacks. About half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol. And we see people with very high LDL and triglycerides that live their entire lives and never experience an MI. It seems to point to a combination the type LDL (particle size, number & “stickiness”) and inflammatory responses. Treating inflammation may be as important if not more important than treating cholesterol.
    My HDL is actually over 100 and my LDL is down around 30. My CRP is less than one. So, yeah, it's the type of LDL...
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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

    Cruel coincidence - I’m at an ER right now with CP and a numb/tingling left arm.
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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Cruel coincidence - I’m at an ER right now with CP and a numb/tingling left arm.
    Prayers appreciated.
    Prayers ascending! My cardiologist once told me that the biggest thing in dealing with heart trouble is getting it to medical care and that, if they get the chance, they can normally fix the problem.

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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Cruel coincidence - I’m at an ER right now with CP and a numb/tingling left arm.
    Prayers appreciated.
    Let us know how you are doing.

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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Cruel coincidence - I’m at an ER right now with CP and a numb/tingling left arm.
    Prayers appreciated.
    You're in the smartest place, which is what I'd expect. My ACS happened on a Saturday AM also, with my wife out of town...
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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

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    Let us know how you are doing.
    Yes, keep us posted...
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    Re: Former Vols RB Reggie Cobb Dies At 50 of Heart Attack

    Selma...I’m thanking God that you are under medical supervision...and praying that you will be cared for properly, and that whatever the problem may be, He will be holding you within His loving arms...and covering you with His limitless compassion and mercy. I also pray that you have your own dialog going with Him as well, my Friend. Let us know as soon as you know...I’m sure that, as more and more people here read this post...your prayer-chain will continue to lengthen.

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