A 21-year-old female asked:
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i'm 21, had angina-like pains when running all my life. since a flu 3 months ago been experiencing breathlessness and palps; i'm almost immobile. ekgs, echo, blood tests normal. could it still be heart?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress test???: Or holter moniter? These are 2 other tests i would do before giving you the all clear!
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Look for other causes such as thyroid and adrenal disease as well as other possibles. The fact that it only exercise induced may be important. Consider asking as a stress echo.
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
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