Family hist heart problem. ABI/Carotid US/Chest XR/Echo EST/EKG. All=normal. Have hypocholest and overw. Should Calcium Score for annual check? Age 38
Calcium scoring. NO! Fix all the manageable risk factors and then sit back and enjoy the ride!.Absence of calcification does not guarantee immortality,imaging requires ionising radiation with no direct clinical benefit in you.
Can an 18 year old have a heart problem with normal BP HR, 3 ekgs bloodworkchest X-ra echo, symptoms come and go (chest discomfort, Feeling breathless?
6 ekgs, x ray, ultrasound and stress test all come back normal in the past 6 months but I still sometimes get chest pains. Heart problem or anxiety?
Anxiety. Don't you have a good family doctor? That is a lot of tests and wasted energy directed at what is not your problem. Young people especially still learning how to operate in this big world often carry their stress in their chest. This leads to shortness of breath, muscles spasms in the chest wall and rib cage and should be addressed with natural methods of stress reductions including breathing. Read more...
I hve chest pains which last seconds, is it cardiac related heart problem or coronary artery blockage.? My ecg, blood work, normal cholesterol levels
How can I tell if shortness of breath or feeling of odd breathing is caused by anxiety or heart problem? Not pregnant, normal echo/ecg last year
Anxiety. I understand your concern. Commend yourself for good functioning heart with normal echo/ecg. “Feeling of odd breathing” is due to Anxiety. Shortness of breath will be less intense with Anxiety, and it will not be continuous. Shortness of breath with heart problem is with discomfort, painful feeling in chest, palpitation, weakness See a psychiatrist for diagnosis; Therapy for Anxiety, Relaxation. Read more...
Primary Care. Discuss this with your primary care doctor. Develop an understanding with him or her of which of your symptoms you can feel secure about, and which ones you should get medical evaluation for. It may be useful to also have the input of a psychiatrist. Read more...