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Anxiety, shortness of breath, painful back, lightheadedness. Done angiogram. Is there a blockage?

My boyfriend's Mom is 83, always been a healthy gal, walks and sometimes has a little anxiety. She recently has found herself not being able to walk without getting short of breath, a little light headed and pain across her back. she had an angiogram yesterday at UCLA but they sent her home. The doctors have not returned the families call as to what the angiogram showed, but I myself having had an angiogram know, that if they saw blockage, I doubt they would have sent her home. My boyfriend thinks I'm wrong and that doctors do anything as her doctor was out golfing today, not returning calls. His Mom also does have a lung that is not full shape and that was told to her as to why she might have shortness of breath, but the shortness is continuing strongly, upper back pain and lightheadedness. What should they do. I suggested at least giving her oxygen at home, since they have access to it. Help.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dear Ma'm
Thanks for your query to us.
I understand your concern and anxieties.
I am afraid it will not be possible to extend much help to her through online system because as per your description she requires an examination to establish the cause of her shortness of breath and pain. An angiogram is only a part of work-up and we should not guess about its results. What her ECHO showed? What her Chest xray showed? are all important. If her shortness of breath and chest pain are continuing please take her to ER and consult. Do not speculate or try domestic remedies. Best way is to let her be seen by doctors and decide her management.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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