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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Chest pain: If you had gone er they should have ruled out cardiac causes of chest pain. Most probably musculoskeletal pain relieved by antiinflammatories. See you ... Read More
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
ECG Heart rate: Given the sparse details we are unable to specifically respond; however tachycardia and anxiety are common bedfellows and the one usually leads to the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Heart rhythm monitor: You probably need a 24 hour Holter monitor test to evaluate your heart rate and rhythm. Depending on the findings of the Holter monitor test, you may ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: and have a heart monitor but on to see if there is an arrhythmia.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Family Doctor: I appreciate that you got specialty care, but i doubt that they discharged you without recommending a follow up visit with your family doctor this wee ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: 24 year olds don't have heart attacks unless they use Cocaine or have diabetes (and then, it's still rare). It sounds like you had non-cardiac pain. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
May never find out: The key is that all the causes of chest pain that can kill you (coronary artery occlusion, pulmonary thromboembolus, aortic root tear, pneumonia, coll ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Chest xray?: Did you have a chest x-ray? It would make sense that among all the other tests you mentioned they would have done a chest xray to r/o a pneumothorax ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
18 years experience General Surgery
A : A rare cause of chest pain in this age group is anomalous coronary artery. Although typically this will be detected by an astute cardiologist, it migh ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
ECG is good: You are right, all tests are limited, neither 100% sensitive (fail to show the disease) or specific ( show abnormality without disease present). One ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things.: Ekg's are an imperfect tool. Sometimes it looks like heart disease when it is not. Such is your case.

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