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A 35-year-old male asked about a 63-year-old male:

My father has a pain chest. does he need to go for a stress test tp check his heart condition?

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Dr. Douglas Friederich
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Chest pain: yes, for sure have it checked, sooner rather than later
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably: Your father needs a full consultation where a doctor evaluates his personal medical and social history, his family history, the details of his pain, and his physical findings. He may then need an EKG or a chest x-ray. THEN it may be decided that the best next step is a stress test. But please encourage him to see a doctor to evaluate this pain as soon as possible. If it is severe, call 911 now

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