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How Does Nitroglycerin Work To Relieve Chest Pain
What happens if I go to the ER with low blood pressure after taking nitrostat (nitroglycerin) (pills for chest pain) will it show up in blood work?
No: It will not show up in blood work and it won't show up in your BP either because it wears off in about 10 minutes. ...Read more
What to do if I'm having chest pain on the left side and had nitroquick (nitroglycerin) time2 help?
Chest pain: If you have chest pain and have taken Nitro without any improvement then you should be seen by a physician right away. You should go to an ER for evaluation. If it is not serious then you can follow with your regular physician, if it is then you will be admitted for further testing, but don't wait. ...Read more
What happens if a person having chest pain from a reason not cardiac related takes nitroglycerin tab?
I am on Imdur ER 60mg and Nitroglycerin. 4mg. My BP is 80/60... I am having chest pain. Is it safe to take my nitro with that BP?
Lying down: It is surprising to me that a 23 year old would have significant enough coronary artery disease to require these medications. Nitroglycerin will briefly lower your blood pressure more which could be detrimental. If you are lying down when you take it you may not pass out or feel as dizzy. I think you need to confirm the need for these medications with your health care provider. ...Read more
What is a patient's activity order before CABG surgery? ...If they are asymptomatic on Tridil (nitroglycerin) but came in through the ER with chest pain/SOB.
Bedrest: The normal order is bed rest - light walking around the hospital room or hallway may be allowed but varies on a case to case basis. ...Read more
I have chest pain. Cleared by Heart MD. ALL other system R/O. Put on Imdur ER and Nitrostat (nitroglycerin). They are only things that help. Is ok to take long term?
Diagnosis?: U say that ur Heart MD (presumably a Cardiologist) "cleared" you. What does that mean? What is the diagnosis? Do you have Prinzmetal's angina (ie coronary artery spasm with no blockage)? Is it Diffuse Esophageal Spasm, which mimics chest pain? In pts with heart disease (CAD), being on long-term nitrates increase mortality; however, u r young (23) & probably don't have CAD. Again, ask ur "heart MD" ...Read more
I've been taking nitroglycerin for episodes of chest discomfort (was prescribed by cardiologist to see if it helped). I don't notice much relief from it. Does this indicate it's not artery spasms?
Not necessarily: The crucial question you are asking is 'do I have cardiac disease, and is the chest discomfort I am experiencing due to this heart disease'? Ntg test does not do much to help to get to the answer to the question. Further testing needs to be done, such as an echocardiogram (which gives more info about the heart valves), stress testing and angiogram, which tells info about the coronary vessels. ...Read more
Stabbing chest pain ER doc said pleurisy after good blood work xray and ekg. Now I'm having it with pain in my left arm same side as chest pain.?
CP: In th er you might have been ruled out for any heart problem. Since you are having continuing pain, go to your physician for follow up to find out the cause of pain. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had a full work up but still have high platelets and a heart murmur and feel sick all the time with chills, aches, chest pain, dizzy. What now?
Conditions or factors that can cause a high platelet count are:
absence of spleen
inflammatory or infectious diseases, such as connective tissue disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and tuberculosis
reactions to medicines
i would recommend second opinion especially a hematologist. ...Read more
Having chest pain, shortness of breath (3 months)ekg, echo, stress, Ca score, and blood work all normal. What could it be? Can I stop worrying about heart?
Unlikely heart: The odds are in your favor significantly that you can stop worrying about your heart. The probability even without such extensive testing for someone your age is very low for your chest pain and shortness of breath being due to a heart abnormality. I would begin looking into pulmonary issues as an alternative; however, I think learning relaxation techniques is more likely to provide benefit. ...Read more
Still having back/chest pain/cough. Chest xray blood work EKG bone scan blood pressure all normal what should I do next and really worriedit bserious?
? walking pneumonia: Normal chest x-ray usually eliminates serious possibilities such as tumor, large consolidation, and cardiac enlargement. If chronic cough are several possibilities. Physical exam would hear wheezing related to asthma. A common problem is walking pneumonia or mycoplasma pneumonia which many radiologists do not recognize subtle interstitial findings on radiograph. See dr. For appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
I have had chest pain for the last 6 weeks & feeling like I can't breathe when I lie down. Could it be my heart? I have also been more tired, I used to work out about an hour a day now I get winded climbing the stairs. I have trouble staying asleep and ha
Short of breath: Get checked by your doc, I sounds like something is going on. ...Read more
Backpain middle chest pain, sudden mild dizziness and headache. Had echo ECG xray and blood work. Its normal. What could be causing this im 25 f
At 25 and with that workup I would at least have a visit with an anxiety of panic expert. They would be able to help you control these issues.
Other possibilities include thyroid or low magnesium consider environmental factor. Keep a log on when you have your symptoms. You may find that emf exposure or other trigger might be associated. ...Read more
Shortness of breath. Chest pain. Hight blood pressure. Reflux. Burping all the time. Asthma drugs do not work.6months locked in my home. Voice fail. Help?
Doc: You have multiple symptoms that may indicate pulmonary, cardiac, or gastrointestinal problems. See a doc to get these symptoms checked out. ...Read more
Been 2 pcp & heart doc and ER sev times work ups clean but still having constant chest pain w/ racing. 21/f/obese. Clean angio. High bp and diabetes.
Went to work. Can't sleep at all lately. Had light chest pain and pain in my arms, still hurts, collar bone and upper back. Legs to. What is the cause?
Could be: A muscle problem or it could be a serious heart problem.... See a physician asap. ...Read more
Been having some chest pain for over a week my dr sent me to ER as I had surgery 3 wks ago. Went and they did ct scan & bld work and said my heart was ok & no clots but next day having severe shoulderpain. Should I go back?
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Intermittent chest pain. BPM around 90 resting. Blood work normal and work out regularly with no issues. Did some cocaine. Less than a gram. Would this be palpitations or symptoms of a heart attack? Never drank coffee and quit Red Bull 4 months ago
See MD ASAP: 37 yo gentleman with cheat pain in the setting of drug use. Please see an MD as soon as possible in the ER & call 911 if you are experiencing chest discomfort. ...Read more
Hi I have been experiencing upper chest pain for about 5 days now. I have went to the ER and they did EKG, Blood work, Blood pressure, and Chest xray and all were fine. This pain persist and will not go away its mostly on the left side but it does move ar
Pain: There are lots of possible causes. When you go to see a medical professional with a problem, be sure to get your questions answered. For a complaint like yours a long distance answer like on here can only be very generic. ...Read more
Chest pain left arm pain for 10 days, fast heart beat, 27, female. Ekg was normal. .. Cardiologist did no blood work. Sent me home?
Physicians trained &: Paid to look only for evidence of advanced disease. Though known >8 decades (via autopsies in US) that 1/2 population has arterial disease by age 7, humans compensate, arteries enlarge (not narrow) in compensation, thus no symptoms/signs for decades, EKGs miss the problem. Optimize: NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c, BP, etc. Study: https://goo. Gl/k6mQK9 my answers here & on the net (not dominant nonsense). ...Read more
What would cause upper chest pain that feels tight and prickly? Also stiff neck & back. Had ekg, chest x Ray, monitor, blood work, all normal
17 year old active male run 4/5 mi daily, ekg, echo, chest X-ray, blood work normal peak flow meter normal feel lack of air and chest pain for 3 months?
During exercise?: If symptoms only occur during exercise could be exercise induced asthma, narrowing of airways in lungs triggered by strenuous exercise. It causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and discomfort during or after exercise. Treatment can be gotten with medications and certain ways of controlling temperature prior to workouts. ...Read more
Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?
SeveralPossibilities: ER rarely best place for good help. Why? 1st Med Sys not=health: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. ERs have Hi law suit rates, focus=fast/defensive medicine; not problem solving/helping you better understand&troubleshoot as primary decision maker. Medicine=LowTech. Most problems=NOT revealed by exams, usual blood & Imaging tests. Why? Humans=far more complex than any of these can ever show. Go for better! ...Read more
Why after stressful situation, I got mild chest pain&tightness, upper left arm pain for 10 hours.2 times I went to ER but EKG blood work, X-ray were ok?
Evaluation: It sounds like it's time for a more thorough evaluation by a doctor with a stress test and re-evaluation of your blood pressure and cholesterol. Often cardiac symptoms do not produce abnormal ekg, x-ray or blood testing in the emergency room. You are of an age, with classic worrisome symptoms, that it's worth the time & effort. ...Read more
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