A member asked:

32yr old, repeatedly reassured by docs that my chest pains are muscle pain/panic attacks, not heart issues. suggestions re: how to get past this fear?

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Dr. ARMAN Askari answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Evaluation?: Ever been evaluated with a stress test, ecg, possibly an echocardiogram? Panis attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion. Recommend a cardiology consult if not done yet. Given you have had multiple ecgs and a stress echo you may ask your doctor what utility a ct angio would be to assess for coronary artery disease. This will tell you yes or no. My hunch, negative but that = peace of mind.

Answered 12/9/2013



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