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Heart attack vs anxiety. How to tell the difference? When I get chest pains & short of breath how can I reassure myself it's just anxiety?

Heart attack/Anxiety. Heart attack is preceded by Feeling of impending doom, Shortness of breath, Nausea with profuse sweating, Sudden feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest, and Pressure/squeezing/fullness/pain in middle of chest & back and jaw & arm. In any case, it is best to exercise caution & get help ASAP. Read more...

I had a mammogram 2 days ago. Since then I have felt short of breath and chest pain. Can a mammogram cause damage to my heart? I must see a cardiologist?

Different locations. A mammogram does not affect the heart, because the breast is on the outside of the chest, the heart is on the inside of the chest, and the x-ray is not taken through the chest. A patient can contact her primary care doctor, if she coincidentally has some symptoms appearing after getting a mammogram. Read more...
Trauma. Since a lot of pressure is applied to the chest cage during a mammogram, you might have sustained some trauma in the process (even more pressure is applied when the breast tissue is cystic or dense). I wonder if your shortness of breath is from anxiety over the chest pain. Try heating pad +/- NSAID and see if these helps If your SOB persists or worsens, best to see your doctor. Read more...

Help! Newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain, tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack?

Or acute ischemia. You need to see a cardiologist to sort this out assp. A session of multifunction cardiogram may help! it is the most accurate diagnostic tool to detect ischemia in women. (please see the link) http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. Best luck! Read more...