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Could the pain in chest be due to coronary artery spasms?

I have seen two doctors for chest pain. I have had stress test tilt table test and angiogram done. One doctor says that it is coronary artery spasms and the other says its angina. I quit my stressful job, and haven t had an attack in awhile. But in the last week I have had two attack. They seem to be getting worse. I went to the ER for this last one and they said everything looked ok. Can you have a mini heart attack and not know? I am still experiencing chest pain, but don t want to go back to the ER.
Fri, 1 Mar 2019
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Hi,

Yes, coronary artery spasm causes exactly the same symptoms as angina and needs optimised medical treatment. You should definitely see your cardiologist for further treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sameer Maheshwari, Cardiologist
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