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Fremont, CA
A 36-year-old male asked:

Please suggest some important questions i can ask my doctor about angina and chest pain.

17 doctor answers25 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Ask: Ask how many times you should take nitroglycerine during angina. And when should you call 911?
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Have: Have your homocysteine checked. A risk factor often overlooked. 2500mcg of B12 will lower it!
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Is: Is your chest pain reproducible? Does it happen with exertion? What makes it better or worse?
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ask: Ask if an ekg to see if you have any evidence of previous heart attacks is indicated in your case.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor: how can i distinguish between angina and a heart attack?
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
First: First seek your doc asap. Then ask what ekg and echocardiogram showed. Also how to prevent recurrence.
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 32 years experience
Is: Is this angina? How severe is it? Should i avoided activities? Do i need a stress test?
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Discuss: Discuss benefit of one baby Aspirin a day if appropriate for you as a patient.
Dr. Peter Banitt
Cardiology 32 years experience
Any: Any symptoms between your ears and your belly button might be from your heart. Ask your doctor.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Help: Help me stop or reverse the problems, not just treat the symptoms.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
If: If you have hypertension, diabetes, high lipids, obesity, and smoking history, have an annual ekg.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
What: What to do when i get chest pain?, how much exercise can I do and should I do?, diet restrictions?
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
If: If all heart testing is normal, ask if symptoms could be due to stomach or esophagus.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
"How: "how can heart disease present differently in women. How confortable are you with iidentifying it?".
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Ignore: What's the cause? Is medication enough or revascularization (stenting or bypass surgery) is needed?
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor when you should call about chest pain, if it changes or additional symptoms.
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Ignore: Tell your doctor all other symptoms that accompany your angina like shortness of breath,sweats,dizzy.

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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share a myth about angina and chest pain.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Myths: "Chest pain is always related to the heart". There are a large number of possible causes of chest pain.

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