Have you had an EKG done of your heart?
Positive Stress Test...2.2 downsloping ST depression
How about an echo to see how your heart is pumping?
Never had one
Can you describe the pain in the following categories:
Onset - what makes it come on
Used to be activity, then minimal activity. Now it is a constant presence, with times getting almost unbearable....like a suffocating crush.
Quality - what is the pain like? sharp? dull? nagging? crushing?
Pain is usually pressure or tightness worsening to crushing. Pain in lower back is sharp
Radiation - does the pain radiate anywhere other than your chest?
Radiates sometimes to between shoulder blades or left arm...sometimes left arm goes numb
Symptoms - anything like fainting, sweating, or other symptoms you get with the chest pain?
Have had fainting and sweating spells...also severe lightheadedness, fatigue, shortness of breath...waking up feeling like I am suffocating
Timing - when is the pain the worst?
No difference any more
Worse or Better - is there anything that makes the pain worse or makes it better?
Used to get worse with rest, nitro...nothing seems to work anymore
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