I'm 33. I don't drink or smoke, and despite the fact that I could lose about 20 lbs, I'm in decent shape. So I wasn't worried too much when I felt a sharp pain in my chest. I didn't get it often, it was completely random and wasn't associated with anything that I was doing or I was eating. I was at the doctor about something else and I mentioned it to him. Despite me having no other symptoms of anything, he felt it would be a good idea if I took a quick EKG. And that's when it all started. From the EKG, he saw that I had "unusual R-wave progression". So he set me up for an ultrasound. That was fun, sitting there as the technician poked me with the scanner. The very next day my doctor called and told me to get an appointment to see a cardiologist. We talked for a while, and after a bunch of questions and another EKG, he set me up for a stress test. Nothing like running on a treadmill until you're about to pass out. About 2 weeks after that, I was back at the cardiologists and he told me that one of the muscles of my heart wasn't getting as much blood as it should, and there may be a blockage in one of my arteries. That surprised me. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't have a history of heart disease in my family, and yet somehow my heart isn't doing what it's suppose to do. That's when he told me about the angioplasty. I'm scheduled to have the procedure done in January. Until then, they put me on an aspirin regimen, one a day every day. He went into detail about the procedure and the risks. I'm not worried about complications since I'm pretty young and relatively healthy. I just wanted to know if anyone else has gone through this to give me an idea of the what happens after. Any pain? Discomfort? I'm not too keen about having a tube stuck in my groin. That doesn't sound very pleasant. Freddy C.