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Difference between heart burn & cardiac problems, chest pain, sweats, chest radiograh showed scar tissue formations, diagnosis ?

Hai doctor... How can we differentiate between heart burn & cardiac problems? My friend is having chest pain . He had chest pain attacks in past month. he said that he had chest pain for five nights continously. The duration of pain was about 10 minutes. He sweats a lot after the occurance of pain. His heart beat was at the rate of 60/min. Now its normal. The ECG taken was not normal. The chest radiograh showed scar tissue formations here an there, and aslo around the heart... What will be the possible diagnosis in this case?
Asked On : Wed, 16 May 2012
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Chest pain due to Heart diseases is called as Angina . Classical features include pain in left side of chest , radiating to left arm , left neck or at times to Back . It is often associated with sweating , restlessness , fear and vomiting . Pain is relieved with rest or sorbitrate tablet . The pain is often exacerbated by physical exertion , emotional excitement or heavy meals .

In cases similar to this , we strongly recommend preventive cardiac check up which shall include
1 Clinical examination with BP assessment
2 Lipid profile , Blood sugar
3 ECG , 2D Echo cardiography and at times stress test
4 Diet & Lifestyle modification consultation

pain in Heart burns is due to increase acidity , often in the center of chest , burning and releived with food or vomiting . There is no sweating or radiation . Antacids also help in relieving pain .

Hope this will help you .
Schedule a preventive check up at earliest for your friend .
Answered: Wed, 16 May 2012
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