I am 18 and having chest tightness is it CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE?

Unlikely. Unless you have the premature aging disease progeria you would not be a candidate for coronary artery disease. Most "chest tightness" at your age is related to the digestive structures that run underneath the heart or the lungs on either side. They call it heart burn for a reason. See your doc for an exam. Some TUMS may give you short term relief.
Chest tightness. Need to know more information and you will need to be examined.

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Can an ECG diagnose coronary artery disease? Had hr of 160 went to er. Place on monitor and troponin done twice. Still have tight band around chest.

Not completely. May detect acute rhythm and ischemia, BUT more needed. Followup with cardiology and do stress testing.to detect exercize ischemia-angina-- Seems like NOT A HEART ATTACK per se! Read more...
EKG can give hints. Gold standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease is angiography. Abnormal patterns of EKG can provide clues to the presence of heart disease, but is not sufficient to diagnose it. Even normal troponins only tell you that there hasn't been a heart attack recently. One could still have underlying coronary artery disease. Read more...

How do I differentiate chest tightness from asthma and coronary artery spasms besides using my inhaler or nitro?

Coronary spasm. I don't know how you were diagnosed with coronary spasms. Asthma tightness is very similar. I would look at triggers. What causes the pain to come if it is allergies, humidity, typical asthma triggers it is probably asthma, try your inhaler first. You might try a long acting Nitroglycerin preparation. See your doctor about this. Read more...
Chest pain. Chest pain from asthma can be more diffuse whereas coronary artery spasms may be more localized. Read more...

My mom has coronary artery disease I think. Says she gets chest pain when I stress her?

Needs to be checked. Hard to know what to make of what your mom says - she may be trying to manipulate you. If everyday stress is giving her angina, she has a severe problem and needs further treatment so, anyway you look at it, she needs to be evaluated! Read more...

I smoke have chest pains been evaluated by doctors what is the likelihood that I have coronary artery disease? Trying to quit smoking any suggestions?

You're young. At your age, the risk of CAD is still very low - even though you smoke. Do you have diabetes, hypertension, family history of premature heart attacks or early death? Those would all raise your risk. Assuming average values: cholesterol 200, HDL 40, no hypertension or diabetes, your risk of CAD is 0.3% per year for the next 10 years. Please stop smoking. Only you can do it. Read more...
Determination. Your chances of having significant coronary disease at 25 is minimal. Smoking is by choice, as is stopping. The first and most successful step is to decide to stop. Everything else is window dressing. Don't buy them, you won't smoke them. Read more...

After normal chest X-ray echo ekg holter do I have possibility of coronary artery disease.18 y old?

Doubt it. None of the tests you listed are conclusive studies for CAD. Why you had them done suggests someone with more information was looking for something else. You are the wrong age for CAD, unless you have the rare aging disease progeria.There are specific CAD studies like coronary angiogram that are more conclusive but the test is quite invasive. Read more...

I have coronary artery disease. I have been having shoulder pain, blade, neck pain at rest with walking, and with chest pain. Could it be my neck?

Primary care screen. With a history of coronary artery disease and smoking , your primary care doctor needs to make sure that the symptoms are not related to your heart. If not, a physiatrist can further evaluate to deteine if there is a component related to the neck. In general, walking alone, without turning the neck, should not exacerbate neck pain. Read more...
Chest pain. It is possible the neck could contribute to what you describe. Should check with your dr. To be sure. Read more...

How do doctors test for coronary artery disease? I'm a man in my mid-twenties. Every couple of months, I experience a sharp, shooting pain in the area of my chest that covers my heart. The shooting pain only last for a minute or two, and then is alleviate

The . The type of pain you describe is pleuritic in nature. However if you are still concerned, you can follow up with your doctor to have a stress test done. If the stress test is abnormal, then a cardiac catherization can be done. Your age alone would make CAD very unlikely, but not impossible. Additional things to screen for risk factors would include a cholesterol check, blood pressure check, as well as a thorough history and physical by your primary physician. Hope this helps. Read more...
Talk to your MD. There are many tests that can be done. The best starting place is to talk with your doctor and be examined. The md will judge whether or not additional tests (i.e.. Stress test) are needed depending on your story, family history, risk factors, and exam. Read more...

Does relief of chest pain with nitroglycerin mean coronary artery disease?

No. No, it is non-specific. Chest pain from gi, gastrointestinal, conditions is also relieved with nitroglycerine at times. For example, esophageal spasm. If you are experiencing this pain, you must seek medical attention to evaluate your situation. Read more...

Can there be a relation between coronary artery disease (cad) and a breast cancer?

Only after radiation. No direct relation of cancer with cad. There can be a slight increase in CAD 10 or more years after radiation therapy associated with breast cancer treatment, this is on negative side of radiation therapy, however benefits of radiation therapy as part of treatment for breast cancer outweigh risks. So risk of develpoing CAD should not influence a patient itno refusing recommended radiation therapy. Read more...
Two common items. Some families have increased rates. Smoking related to both, but more the heart disease. Read more...