| | angina pectoris?
My husband suffers for many months now from something that his GP can not (or does not really try to) identify.
Different symptoms come and go...
I fell on an article about angina pectoris and I found that a lot of the symptoms are similar to my husband's. But not exactly in the "stable angor" form, for it can last several hours, come back very regularly and disappear for a few days sometimes, and it is not necesseraly after a physical effort.
Here are what my husband complains about (many symptoms together but not the same ones every time):
-oppressing, tightening pains in the chest (middle), spreading to the right shoulder
-pains in the neck or in the back
-gastric heavyness (located at the top of the abdomen)
-hard to breathe
Could this be what I thought? angina pectoris?
We feel a bit lost, because his GP is not able to give him an answer and does not seem very willing to send him to a cardiologist consultant for tests (he checked the liver, gave him medication for heartburns, suggested to see an osteopath for his backaches etc... )
And when I see that it could lead to a heart attack, it makes me really anxious...
Some advice could put us on the right track..
Thank you in advance
Last edited by koalvx; 02-20-2008 at 12:18 PM.