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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my husband is experiencing symptoms of a panic attack but I feel it may be something more serious
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   need your advice
Doctor :   please proceed.
User :   he was seen by our family doctor on Monday - did blood work and put him on a strong medication - controlled substance, but he is no better
User :   loss of appetite - has to be by an open window - sleep problems - I am thinking it may be something more serious - he is not getting any better
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he has had anorism surgery - open heart - and has had part of his colon removed in the past
User :   he is 72
User :   I have a call into our family doctor - but wonder if I should take him to emergency room
User :   he also is being treated for enlarged prostrate
User :   based on his history - I just feel this is something more than just panic attack
User :   he describes his feeling of everything is closing in on him
Doctor :   pls. give me few seconds to go through.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   also heart palpitations
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take him immediately to emergency room.
User :   what could it be
User :   are any of these symptoms a sign of heart attack
Doctor :   A patient sometimes in deep pain or any organ failure usually fall short of words and phrases.
Doctor :   They cannot describe the symptoms properly.
Doctor :   Please do not delay, as palpitations, looking for more air or sleeping beside a window for more air can be a grave problem that we may not diagnose at home and an EKG has to be done.
Doctor :   to rule out anything.
User :   ok - thank you
Doctor :   Hope he gets well soon, and he comes out normal.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
Doctor :   Keep reassuring him and check his vitals and pulses.
Doctor :   Do you have anything else to ask ?
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Take care, bye for now.
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