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Chest pain, EKG normal, have high BP. Family history of RA. Is my pain caused by RA?

went to the er yesterday with chest pain on my left side, ekg was normal. I ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure and am on medication for treatment. My cholesterol is high but not currently being treated. My mother has severe R A, I was wondering if the pain could be caused by R A? The pain comes and goes but is very uncomfortable when it hits. Last 20 min to 24 hours. Im just tired of hurting and need some answers!
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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thanks for your query.
need to control your BP with appropriate medication and dosage.
you check your lipid profile and if LDL cholesterol is truely raised then atorvastatin 20 mg to be taken at night with diet control
for chest pain i will suggest you the following investigations -
1. TMT
no RA pain is not started with chest. RA pain usually first involve small joints of your hand and foot followed by knee or elbow. axial skeleton involvement occurs rarely and very late.
thank you.
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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