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Mild chest pain, anxious & short of breath. BP & cholesterol was high with tests done in past.

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yesterday, about two hours after a hike i noticed some mild chest pain in the upper left...feels kindof like its in the pectoral area..then i started to get anxious and short of breath. today it is still there and i notice it when thinking about it. i have had similar symptoms before butt they heve always gone away. i had a physical a couple months ago and they said my blood pressure was alittle well as chokesterol.
Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later

Thanks for posting the query.

Left sided chest pain and along with breathlessness coupled with the history of high cholesterol and mild hypertension without medication, raises sufficient doubts and suspicion. Though not very typical, cardiac pathology – coronary arterial disease needs to be ruled out.

You must consult your doctor at the earliest or go to ER and get the cardiac evaluation done.

In future always keep your BP and cholesterol in control.

I hope to have guided you and you are welcome to ask any other query if any. Do accept the answer if you do not have any further quieries.

Thanks and good luck.
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