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Is dobutamine stress safe in someone with cocaine chest pain?

Is dobutamine stress safe in someone with cocaine chest pain?

Probably: As long as the patient did not have an actual infarct and was not having serious arrhythmias, i wouldn't necessarily have a problem using dobutamine. Exercise or Adenosine (or regadenoson) would be my preferred choices, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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I did some cocaine and now have mild chest pain over the left side. I won't be touching the drug again but just wondered, should I seek medical help ?

I did some cocaine and now have mild chest pain over the left side. I won't be touching the drug again but just wondered, should I seek medical help ?

Possibly: It is not uncommon for people to experience chest pain from using cocaine. If you regularly use, I would be concerned about your heart. If it was a one time thing that may be less likely. However, I still think that it would be a good idea to get it checked out in order to determine your baseline health whether you plan on using again or not. ...Read more

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In ER with chest pain e c g looks good i assure u they will lend me home if blod work comes normal ?

Maybe: If your ekg is normal or unchanged from previous tracings and your blood work shows no heart damage, you will either be sent home for held over for a stress test. The final decision will depend on your description of the chest pain and the doctor's judgement as to how suspicious it is for cardiac pain (versus another source of pain). ...Read more

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Acute chest pain?

Acute chest pain?

Many possibilities: Wow - this might be nothing, or it could be a catastrophe. Sure, that narrows it down, right? Without more information it is pointless to speculate. I suggest that if you are concerned at all about the pain you see your doctor. If you are not, just know that it could be something serious - so in the end, it is safest to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What cause chest pain?

What cause chest pain?

Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest pain?

Why do I have chest pain?

Chest pain: Chest pain is not normal. There are many causes. Angina is a term we use for pain caused by inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle. To know why you have chest pain you need to see a physician. Could be musculoskeletal but heart consideration should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle.?

Chest pain in the middle.?

Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have a serious chest pain?

I have a serious chest pain?

?: If you have serious chest pain, please call 911, go the er, and stop messing with your computer! ...Read more

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Right chest pain (sometime)?

Right chest pain (sometime)?

Chest Pain Causes: The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain ...Read more

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