Hello -- You've had a very difficult and stressful time, and stress can cause a lot of side issues or make pre-existing things worse. It may be responsible for your moderate hypertension right now, and that can be treated as can the stress, to a certain extent. While high blood pressure is a risk factor for future congestive heart failure it's not high enough nor had it been going on long enough to damage your heart as yet, so with proper medication and stress management that factor can be contained. Your HDL is a very good number, but the LDL is rather high, so this may require a statin drug in combination with improved diet and exercise. Again, stress probably also plays a role in this, and a stress management program, along with appropriate medication, may well eliminate that risk factor. Stress unfortunately is always with us, but it can at least be managed. Relaxation techniques can be learned that can even lower blood pressure.
Hopefully justice will be served in your lawsuit and your future surgery should go well. None of that has a direct effect on your heart heatlh but the overall stress of the surgeries and the lawsuit can certainly cause some of this. Again, you would not appear a candidate for keeling over, but you do have some risk factors that can and should be managed with the assistance of a good and sympathetic physician.
I hope this is helpful to you. Good luck and please follow up with us as needed.
John Kenyon, EMT, CCT
Non-invasive cardiology tech, Emergency and Critical Care technician, Critical Incident Stress Mgmt. specialist