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Old 12-18-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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chest pain question

for the last few days I've had some sharp pains in my chest on the left under the breast area. Also, it runs down my left arm. I went to a cardiologist about two months ago, for shortness of breath, and he did an echo, and blood work, and said everything looked great, and that heart wise I should live a long life. Is sharp pains usually heart related, or not. I started taking a baby aspirin everyday since this started. Also, I want to start taking Vitamin E because it is supposed to be good for the heart. Any advice. My shoulder hurts and my back hurts on that side in the shoulder area, which I've been told was probably arthritis in my shoulder. What do you think?

 
Old 12-18-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: chest pain question

"Sharp" pains are usually not heart-related. Heart-related pains are usually dull, aches, pressure type descriptions. BUT only a physician could tell you for sure. I would definately contact your physician regarding taking aspirin and vitamin E. It's not right for everyone though it does work wonders for many. I also read an article on MSNBC not long ago, that suggested Vitamin E might not have as many benefits as they once thought and in high doses may do more harm than good in some people. So again it's important to discuss it with a qualified professional on an individual basis .
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