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Old 09-05-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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Pulling sensation in chest

I have had several instance where it feels like something pulling or tearing in my chest, and I called the doctor some month ago. Due to my computer being down, (voip phone) I did not get a message that they had set up a stress test until the reminder call the afternoon before, which was not possible of me to keep. I have regurgitation in all four valves, the aortic being the most severe (moderate to severe regurg). I have had regular echos for the last few years and was not to see the doctor for a whole year as of my last echo and visit. When these episodes occur, it feels like something tearing or pulling and I have an instance of not being able to get my breath momentarily, and then I am fine. I have had some episodes of feeling like I was going to faint, but I routinely have an extremely low BP. The area is just above the breast of the left side of my chest under the clavicle, if anyone knows their anatomy. I rescheduled the stress test but they cannot do for a couple of weeks, and even then I will not have the actual treadmill test due to other health issues, but rather the thallium, or other artifical inducement of stress. I just wonder if I should wait a couple of weeks to see the cardiologist in light of my history and the fact that I have 4 compromised valves. What do you guys think? I had the last "episode" just prior to my calling on August 9, but that was the 3rd or 4th time that it happened over the last 4 months. Had a negative cath just over 2 years ago, and TEE was done around the same time. No other heart issues but do have elevated triglycerides despite statin therapy. Cholesterol levels have been controlled with statins.

 
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Pulling sensation in chest

Pain under my left clavicle was one of the symptoms that I had for the effort angina.

Good luck,

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Old 09-29-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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Re: Pulling sensation in chest

Finally got stress test results and was told no blockage. I was upset as I did not ever talk to the doctor, I do not think my inquiry was stated correctly or thoroughly to the doctor by his nurse. My chief complaint was a tearing sensation (described in original post)on three separate occasions. It was so sharp and severe a pain that it took my breath momentarily. It literally felt as if something was ripping. I do have severe aortic regurgitation and mild to moderate regurgitaion in the other three valves. I am worried about aortic dissection, due to my incompetent aortic valve. I was hoping they would do an echo for followup. What do I do? When I tried to question the nurse, she got defensive over the phone and in frustration, I just said thanks and hung up, as I felt I was getting no where with her. Any wisdom here?

 
Old 09-30-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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Re: Pulling sensation in chest

goldyfm,

Congratulations for your good stress test!!!

In the other hand, I think that if you had an aortic dissection, you also had other symptoms... I think is a case of real emergency treatment.

In the other hand I cannot advise you on how to deal with your Dr. In Spain I cannot imaging that you are sent to an stress test without seen a Dr. before. Also a cardiologist and a nurse, together with a defibrillator are always in the stress test room.. some people may have a cardiac arrest during the test.

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Old 10-06-2010, 08:59 PM   #5
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Re: Pulling sensation in chest

Finally got through to the doctor and he wants to see me re: tearing sensation in chest. I go later this month. His regular nurse apologized profusely as she was on vacation when I originally called. I am glad that finally I got them to hear me.

 
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