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Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Probably not: A sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is a rare phenomenon. It almost always occurs in patients who have cardiac disease: either electrical, mechanical, or related to a heart attack. It sounds as though all of your testing has been normal. This should provide some relief from your anxiety. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac is also known as Heart. Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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Why a ESR in cardiac work up?

Why a ESR in cardiac work up?

Esr: An ESR measures general inflammation and can be raised in many conditions. It is raised in pericarditis and vascular inflammation. That may be why it was included in your work up. ...Read more

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Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart.I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body.Age28,no hist,non smoker.Still heart?

Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart.I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body.Age28,no hist,non smoker.Still heart?

Not likely: Your symptoms are not suggesting heart as being the origin. Studying the pattern of the pain may help us understand its origin better. It can be anywhere from musculoskeletal to anxiety. The pattern and circumstances of your symptoms are critical in deciding what's next. ...Read more

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Had chest pains for over a month. Hemoglobin low but normal. Cardiac work up, normal. I started to take iron and my chest pain has gone away. ?

Had chest pains for over a month. Hemoglobin low but normal. Cardiac work up, normal. I started to take iron and my chest pain has gone away. ?

That is Great: I am glad your pain went away. Not sure if the iron did it or it went away on its own. Whatever the reason it is gone and you are comfortable again. You know it was not your heart and anemia does not usually cause pain. ...Read more

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29.Full cardiac work up.Cardiologist said my heart is very healthy.I know this does not mean I can't have a MI but it is rare for now?Stop worrying?

29.Full cardiac work up.Cardiologist said my heart is very healthy.I know this does not mean I can't have a MI but it is rare for now?Stop worrying?

Sorry: Silent heart disease is a killer in our country: good news- you have a cardiac clearance and hopefully a negative family history. Follow a good diet, exercise daily, and do not shop for a heart diagnosis- enjoy life to its' fullest. ...Read more

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17 year old cardiac work up fine lungs checked and are normal, discomfort under left pec and mild sob at times ?

17 year old cardiac work up fine lungs checked and are normal, discomfort under left pec and mild sob at times 
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So far, so good.: Well, we can know for now that it's not the heart or the lungs. Could be musculoskeletal? Diaphragmatic? Gastrointestinal? ...Read more