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A 42-year-old male asked:

Got ptca two stent. now pain in left arm. ekg ok. cardio says not heart related. advised pain killers. no relief. what could be it and what to do?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 36 years experience
If cardiologist : Evaluated you an cleared that pain as a heart related then stay calm. Is the pain at any joint? Shoulder, elbow? Any swelling or redness? Motion restriction? What worse or improve it? Any tingling or numbness? Tylenol (acetaminophen) a good start. Nsaids like Ibuprofen can affect your heart. Need to see your primary care doctor to start a good assessment and possible referal. Write back if you desire.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Neck: Consider getting a cervical mri, emg/ncs, work-up of vessels in left upper extremity. Your primary care can manage this.

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