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Unstable angina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I am a 49 year old woman whom had two heart surgeries. Stress Cardiomopathy/Broken Heart Syndrome. One the end of October 2008 to put in a pacemaker/defibulator and then another to take it out in July 2009 from doc at XXXXXX hospital and down town XXXX Hospital saying my heart was fine. Well yesterday I was lying on my left side and when I went to get up or move at all, I could barely breathe! Very Short, Small breaths. My chest hurt soo bad it Litterly kept taking my breath away. It lasted I guess a minute or two. After I saw stars in my right eye and felt like I needed something with sugar really bad, I was a little shaky. I did feel like a cramping sensation go down my left arm to my hand then it went away. The rest of the day and today I feel like an ache in my left chest at times with slit faster heart rates when I move around and slightly sick to my stomach. I also feel low on energy. My blood pressure is 100/72 and pulse occ 99/90 (I have always had a bit of a low blood pressure). Could you please tell me what you think it could be? Tnx
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   Hello Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here
User :   OK
Doctor :   the problems you had are due to previous heart problems
User :   What do you mean?
Doctor :   You may need an ECG and echocardiography right away
Doctor :   the chest pain you had depicts angina
Doctor :   its unstable angina
Doctor :   though transient attack , but not small enough to be neglected
Doctor :   you may need to consult the treating cardiologist as soon as possible
User :   You dont think it could just be from the Pictoral mus that was cut before?
Doctor :   no, as the pain is breathlessness and paraesthesia in the left arm , its very typical of unstable angina
User :   Ok. Thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Make an appointment with your cardiologist soon ,and get evaluated
User :   One thing please. Should I go to the hospital tonight?
Doctor :   yes, if possible. If not be in a bed rest til you get the appointment
User :   OK thank you for your advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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