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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have cad, when i workout my heart aches a little is that normal? can i do water aerobics? my heart aches daily is that normal

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Heart aches?: It's not clear that what you're calling your "heart aching" is angina. ("angina"=discomfort due to inadequate circulation in your heart). There are many causes of discomfort in the chest. Before doing water aerobics or any other form of exercise, you must undergo a treadmill stress test. Based on your performance, a doctor can make an intelligent assessment of what's safe or not safe.
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Not normal: It is not normal to have chest discomfort with activity/exercise. Water aerobics may cause the same symptoms. If you have known cad, you should be evaluated by your doctor to either adjust your medications or consider invasive vs. Noninvasive testing.
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Last updated Nov 25, 2013


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