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Does this sound like a heart problem to you ?

My father was checked into the hospital thirty minutes ago. For days he had been complaining of heartburn and pressure on his chest . Some of the symptoms he described have been diziness, a leadened feeling in his right arm, difficulty breathing etc. So while my mother goes to the hospital to pick him up, I d like to know if this sounds like heart problems. I mean, he s only thirty-nine years old. My family DOES have a history of heart problems, but not until a much later age. The docs in the ER say that they can t find anything irregular with him, even though the symptoms all still persist. Until they can do bloodwork, they say, they can t be sure. Does this sound like a mild heart attack , or is it just me ?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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An ECG (or EKG) will show any evidence of a new or previous heart attack. The heart enzyme levels in his blood are also reliable indicators of a cardiac event. He may need a few investigations to be sure that the vessels supplying his heart are patent.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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