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Doctor insights on: Cocaine And Chest Pain

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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)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...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)?

Multiple: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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What is causing my chest pain?

What is causing my chest pain?

Several: Look at the cartoon for some causes of chest pain. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is constricting chest pain?

What is constricting chest pain?

Just a description: Constricting chest pain is a term health providers use to describe the location or type of the pain. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. ...Read more

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What does chest pain symbolizes?

What does chest pain symbolizes?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do for chest pain at 49?

See Doctor: If your chest pain is persistent, go to the ER. However, if it has subsided see your physicians as soon as possible to exclude coronary disease. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain at 21?

What could cause chest pain at 21?

Multiple : Most likely causes are the muscles or bones of your rib cage, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of your lung), or gastrointestinal. Pericarditis is another possibility. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I get chest pain what causes it ?

I get chest pain what causes it ?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the etiology of chest pain?

Life-threatening...: These are a few of the life-threatening causes (does not have to be very severe pain): 1) heart attack or impending heart attack, 2) aortic dissection (tearing of the aorta) which can lead to sudden death, 3) pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the vessels of the lung), and 4) booerhave's syndrome (rupture of the esophagus). ...Read more

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I am having chest pain all the time?

I am having chest pain all the time?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from various causes, from something cardiac (although unlikely in your age), reflux, asthma and anxiety is big trigger. If its really bad, then get checked out asap by your doc or in the Er. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of chest pain?

Many: Many things can cause chest pain, including muscle strain, inflammation of cartilage, infection, blood clot in the lung and heart disease. A doctor will take a complete history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to sort out the cause of chest pain. ...Read more

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What could be causing the chest pain?

What could be causing the chest pain?

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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