A 37-year-old female asked:
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left neck, arm, shoulderblade pain 10 mos! holter, ekg, cholesterol 6 mos ago ok. dr. says nerve or muscular not cardiac.cant reproduce.thoughts?

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Dr. Maha Mikhail
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Shoulder ; neck pain: I would be careful about what brings the pain on. If this is exertional, then i would be concerned that it could be heart related. If you have a family history of heart disease at a young age, then invasive testing might need to be considered, like heart catheterization. Cardiac ct calcium score is an direct measure of plaque build up and is not expensive but not covered by insurance.
Answered on Apr 29, 2014

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