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A 42-year-old female asked:

How effective is an ekg and blood work for ruling out heart problems. i was diagnosed w anxiety instead but still get chest pain which scares me ?

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Effective..: Yours is a common "differential diagnosis" issue among young-middle aged people: chest pain due to heart problem or anxiety/ neurosis. Blood tests (Troponin) & EKG can certainly differentiate between the two most of the time with some help from your clin history and state of physical health

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