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My friend complains of chest pain. He is a smoker and suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis with one kidney. Can this be heart disease ?

Thank you. My boyfriend says he feels like someone is standing on his chest . Yes, he smokes. He is 57, and has Rheumatoid arthritis all over his body. He is 5 8 and weighs about 145 lbs. He has only one kidney . This is not the first time he has complained of this.
Asked On : Tue, 24 May 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
u should have ecg,echo to be done
also chest x ray
Answered: Wed, 25 May 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
As he is getting compression type of pain in the chest and he is 57, his complain is to be evaluated.
He should go for ECG to rule out CAD (coronary artery disease)
He should monitor his blood pressure and diabetes if it is there.
He should stop smoking.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 24 May 2011
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