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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   Hi I have been have a slight fluttering feeling in my chest in the area of my heart, along with a little feeling of a headache along the top of my brain and occasionaly some very light transient chest pain. I work out for an 1 6 times a week on an eliptical machine or ride a bike. I weight lift moderatley 3 times a week. Blood pressure is 116 over 72 and pulse 56. I take 75 mg of hyzaar and 10 of lipatore a day.http://www.healthcaremagic.com/web/images/payment/consult.png
                                        
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User :   Hi I have been have a slight fluttering feeling in my chest in the area of my heart, along with a little feeling of a headache along the top of my brain and occasionaly some very light transient chest pain. I work out for an 1 6 times a week on an eliptical machine or ride a bike. I weight lift moderatley 3 times a week. Blood pressure is 116 over 72 and pulse 56. I take 75 mg of hyzaar and 10 of lipatore a day symptoms come after meals but other times also
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May I take few more details from you?
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What is your age, gender and occupation?
User :   57, male and a teacher
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How do you describe the pain exactly on the chest?
User :   extremely light almost not there
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stabbing, piercing,
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burning etc
User :   no burning just slight twinge
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Severity on a scale of 1 to 10 ?
User :   less than 1
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Do you have giddiness or sweating?
User :   no
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Is your blood pressure under control?
User :   yes always around 115 over 70
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?

User :   one glass or read wine a day no smoking
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Do you work out 6 days a week?
User :   yes for about an 1 hour moderate intensity
Doctor :  
pretty good exercise for your age, keep it up
Doctor :   Did you have similar pain in the past?
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or feeling in the past?
User :   ocassionaly but this has kind of hung on for a week.
User :   I will see my doctor next week but am out of town right now
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When was the last time you had complete check up?
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Was the ECG normal?
User :   I have had tons of test all negative. I get quarterly checkups. I have a slightly leak valve but the cardiologist said it isn't a problem. ejection fraction was 72 %
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Very good
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Are you able to exercise as well after the onset of this pain?
User :   lots of heart disease in all my realatives. The pain is only there for a few minutes and doesn't get worse during exercise although today the headache got worse for a few minutes then went away
Doctor :   Ok, Do you take Aspirin?

User :   baby asprin in morning
Doctor :  
Ok continue on that
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When you feel that the pain increases , you can take 2 baby aspirin
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on that time alone
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that keep your heart less affected
User :   pain really isn't around long enough to get up and take anything it is very light
Doctor :  
But as of now, I think you are safe
User :   okay thanks I will see my doctor next week for my quarterly checkup.
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Excellent
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You do not have to worry except for the pain increases
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then you better see ER
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Did you follow my suggestion?
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I close the window as you are not responding
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