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Re: I don't know what to do!/Take Action

Re: I don't know what to do!/Take Action

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Posted by John Nixon on October 04, 2000 at 02:01:00:

In Reply to: I don't know what to do! posted by Shirley on October 03, 2000 at 22:57:53:

: I am a 53 yr. old female,with heart disease in family on father's side. Recently I went to ER with chest pains,had EKG,Cardiolite Stress Test,all the blood work,The attending physician in room where the stress test was done,said my test was positive,another Dr. said it was a false positive!I stayed the night and went home the next day,still with chest pains,Two days later I was in ER again,in different Hospital,had EKG,blood tests again,all showed normal heart. I know people that have went home and died because of these normal tests,My chest still hurts really bad,it may be something else,but I wish they would at least try to find out what it is. I'm not crazy,I know I have pain. Is it because I'm a woman and the heart issue is not taken seriously?

Shirley,
Although I cannot directly identify with your problem, I'd like to try to help. First, I think it's absolutely necessary to make sure this is not a heart problem. Get second, third opinions. Do you have some kind of Heart Institute where you live? Here in Arizona, we have the Arizona Heart Institute where I went through a battery of tests following years of PVCs and some chest pains which turned out to be anxiety/panic attacks. Don't be shy when dealing with doctors about your health; ask questions and demand the best medical answers possible. Good luck!
JOHN



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