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Back, left chest and armpit have a radiating pain. Is that normal?

yes I am a medical assistant but also work in target and I have an employee who has pain and tightness in her chest radiating thru her armpit and left breast and also in her back, she says when she moves it makes her short of breath. I checked her pulse and its normal and she took 1 asprin. what can we do if anything or what should I tell her or suggest to her??
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Hello and thanks for the query
According to the symptoms their is more chances of Ischemic Heart Disease but it needs to be investigated. Advise her to immediately go for EKG and if possible TMT or Echocardiography and rule out the disease. In lab investigation you can do heart enzymes test like CPKMB and Trop T. If any thing suggestive of IHD than consult your cardiologist and go for proper treatment.
You have done a good thing by take asprin, thats only the home remedies you can take for IHD.
In my opinion go to the ER immediately and get your self diagnosed.
Best Wishes
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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