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Left sided chest pain, suspected angina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I have been getting these chest pains lately and Its my left side of my chest. My mom says it is gas but im not sure. I had a EKG done a month or 2 ago but the pains diddnt start till bout 3 days ago.
Doctor :  
ok do you have the pain still?
User :   Yeah right now I do
Doctor :   then it is suggested that you get a ECG done now when you are having the pain
User :   Could this mean I might have a heart attack, i have anxiety attacks from time to time also
Doctor :  
it will mean that you are having angina. and ECG will pick up the abnormality
Doctor :  
once the abnormaility is picked, we can go ahead with further tests to see what is the cause

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