I totally agree about heart problems being "anticlimactic". When I had my chest pains last September and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance with sirens blaring, only to spend 7 hours sitting in a chair in the waiting room. They told me it wasn't a heart attack but my cholesterol was high and my BP was all over the place. I sat another 4 hours in a recliner chair waiting to take another blood test and BP after being given some medication only to be sent home saying there was nothing wrong,
Then I get a call that morning telling me my stress test and other ones were scheduled for two days later and that I was being referred to a cardiologist on a rush basis.
When I got to see him he told me
1. My cholesterol was out of control so he prescribed some medication
2. My blood pressure was inconsistent, which I have known since going to a BP clinic at university many years ago.
4. I need to lose about 45 pounds which I also knew (the Cardiologist was at least 300 pounds, seriously).
3. There could be a blockage at the bottom of my heart which needed an angiogram and probably angioplasty.
This last one terrified me because my mother had problems with hers and they had to use the paddles to bring her back. It affected her for the rest of her life both good and bad.
I waited for 3 months for the procedure and told the nurses my fears. They gave me two sedatives to calm me and one nurse held my hand. The doctor went in, I watched the whole thing (through groggy eyes) on the monitor and after about five minutes the doctor (not the one I originally saw) said it was done and my heart was "perfect".
I then had to lay still for 3 hours on my back with my head flat on the pillow. TB was allowed to give me a provided lunch of a sandwich, juice and cookies but I had to have them while not lifting my head. My body does not stay still for more than about 10 - 15 minutes and I need to go from sitting, standing or laying down every hour or so. Even with the sedative this was very hard on me.
I was happy and angry at the same time. Happy that the result was good but angry that I had to go through all of that - emotionally and physically.
And after all the procedure everything was to go back to "normal". I didn't have a heart problem, I was given meds for my blood pressure and cholesterol and that was that.
But I always knew my heart was the best part of my body!