Thanks for all the kind wishes...warms my (slightly faulty) heart. All this just reinforces my very high opinion of everyone in this forum. All great people and the friendliest forum on the Net.
Roberto... If your family has a heart problem history then getting your own ticker checked out is a good idea. The 24 hour monitor will show up stuff normal ECGs often miss, being that they are only a sample taken over the course of a minute. In my case I was just plain dumb and pig-headed ... a typical Aussie bloke. I have had symptoms for the last three years which I ignored because they would often go away of their own accord. So being a typical Aussie bloke I thought, "She'll be right...no worries...just keep on keeping on." Yeah, sure!
I was VERY lucky. I had just dropped my dog off at the Vet for her regular physio treatment (following her ACL surgery) and the attack happened while I was at the reception desk! The vet receptionist and nurses freaked out and the vet came racing out to put me into the recovery position whilst an ambulance was called. Anyway...it all ended okay. The ambulance arrived within five minutes...they stabilised the heart and took me off to hospital. I was more worried about my dog and who would look after her. As it turned out, I needn't have worried...the vet looked after her for the two weeks I was in hospital and didn't charge me a cent for kennelling her being that all the nurses and the vet really love my dog. How good was that...what wonderful people!
Roberto...be mindful of any symptoms and always see a doctor...don't follow my silly "ignore" lead. In my case there was NO pain. I just couldn't breathe and then I blacked out. Spooky!