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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
User :   hi xxxx here
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   i have had chest pain on and off for 7 months, have been taken to hospital with shortness of breath, numbness down my left arm, pain between my shoulder blades and the doctors can't explain what it is. They have done tests.
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   Which tests have been done till now?
User :   33years old
Doctor :   Is the pain associated with any other symptom like heart burning, burping?
User :   2D echo, bone scan and i have had a 7day event monitor on
User :   no it isn't
Doctor :   Were all these reports normal?
User :   yes they were
Doctor :   DO you have any othr symptom like raised sugar, BP or cholesterol?
User :   no all them tests were normal, the only thing was my B12 was low
Doctor :   Are you on any medications?
User :   no
Doctor :   How is the pain relieved, by itself or you take some medication?
Doctor :   Is it associated with food intake?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   There are various causes of chest pain as heart diseases, chest diseases, gastrointestinal problems, Stress, anxiety
Doctor :   I will advice you to get an ECG , complete blood count and also cardiac markers done within 5 hours of chest pain.
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Doctor :   Are you back?
User :   yes sorry
User :   not associated with food intake
Doctor :   Ok
User :   hospital has done ECGs and did blood count
Doctor :   When was the ECG done?
User :   and this time while in hospital they did a blood test and then did the same blood test 6 hours later to see if there was damage to the heart muscle
User :   the ECG was done 15 mins after i got to hospital and then again 4 hours later and then just before they took blood for the 6 hour blood test
Doctor :   I mean to ask how long back was this ECG done?.Were the X ray chest and Cardiac Markers also done?
User :   on saturday night there was a chest x-ray done
Doctor :   What did your treating doc tell you then?
User :   not sure what a cardic makers are so not sure if that was done
User :   he told me that i hadn't had a heart attack and i was right to home
Doctor :   Are you under any kind of stress?
User :   only from this
Doctor :   No other than this.
User :   no
Doctor :   How is the pain relieved then?
Doctor :   Do you take any kind of medications?
User :   it goes away after about 40 mins and i have taken some asprin
User :   saturday night the medical centre i went to before the hospital gave me a heart spray
Doctor :   I will advise you to get cardiac Markers done, also go for 24 hour Holter Monitor Test.
User :   i have had the 24 holter monitor test done as well(sorry) and that showed nothing
Doctor :   When did you have it?
User :   4 months ago and my heart ranged from 55 - 189
User :   you still there
User :   ok thanks
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