Lexiscan due to decreased ejection fraction
I've had a PM since I was 2...I'm 41 now. Throughout the years my PM checks and cardio appts were all pretty smooth, no concerns, etc. I had a treadmill stress test back in Nov 2018 and everything looked good. I was supposed to get the Lexiscan but refused after reading all the horrible experiences. Also had an Echo around the same time and EF was around 50%...had an echo in February and EF dropped to 38% so doc wants to do another stress test but this time told me it needs to be the Lexiscan. I've struggled with anxiety when it comes to my heart and notice every little abnormal feeling. I must admit, I really don't want to do this test. Is there any safer alternatives?
Also, in regards to my reduced EF, I feel fine. Exercise regularly and eat a somewhat healthy diet. The only thing that really changed was doc gave me Lipitor for high cholesterol. I've taken that for the past 18 months. I read that statins could possibly weaken the heart muscle. I wonder if that should be a talking point my next visit? Doc thinks blockage or pacemaker syndrome are two must likely culprits of decreased EF. Anyone on here have any thoughts or wisdom on any of what I just addressed?