It seems to me I heard somewhere that SPeacock wrote in article
>This is Saturday. If you haven't dropped in on your friendly cardiologist
>as an emergency walk in by now, you are into testosterone induced
>denial. Don't wait for Monday's office hours, and don't go loping
>around the neighborhood in the meantime to see if you can 'run it off'.
>If you have a wife, tell her exactly what you told us. If she has any
>backbone she will nag you until you show up at the doctor's door or,
>better yet, drag you there kicking and screaming.
>You might post this over on sci.med.cardiology and let those folks have a
>whack at it if you don't believe what you have read here. But I'd do that
>posting after you see YOUR doc first.
As one who reads both newsgroups *and* as one who has been kicked in the
solar plexus by a heart attack, I urge you to follow the advice: get to
a cardiologist as quickly as you can get to one.
>> Anybody got any ideas about this one?
>> I'm a 41 Year Old, 12st, experienced runner, resting heart beat 50. I
>> train 7 days a week. Distances between 3 and 6 miles. Been running
>> since a ***ager. I know that I will ultimately visit the doctor with
>> this on. I've never had anything like this happen before and there is
>> no evidence of Heart problems in my family.
>> The last 3 days the exact same thing has happened to me. I set off
>> steady (7:30 mile pace). I have a Heart Monitor collecting stats every
>> 5 seconds. At around the same point during the run (3/4 mile), I get a
>> sudden chest pain on the left side. I have to stop running immediately
>> and walk slowly. The pain immediately goes away. If I start jogging
>> the pain starts again as my heart beat rises. This next bit really
>> freaked me when I realised what was happening. When back home I
>> checked the Heart Monitor (Polar S610). My heat beat rises steadily to
>> high 160s then suddenly DROPS to 85-90 for 5-10 seconds and then back
>> up to 160s. The first day that this happened, I thought it might have
>> been because the chest belt might have slipped. But as I have said,
>> this exact phemomenon has happened 3 days running. Any comments
>> greatfully welcomed.
Old marathoners never die, they just fade away in the long run.