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Experiencing chest pains, heart palpitations after drug eluting stent inserted. Is it threatening ?

December 2011 I had a drug eluting stent inserted after a heart attack . Since then I am experiencing chest pains and heart palpitations which when it happens takes my breath away or makes breathing difficult. I have been diagnosed with angina pektoris. Also I have been diagnosed with enlarged left antrium of 4.4cm. I am on a daily regimen of the following medicine: Pharmapress 10mg 2xpd, Puricos 300mg pd, Altosec 20mg pd, Disprin 150mg pd and Clopidogrel 75mg pd and a Berotec asthma pump 2x pd. What I would like to know is whether the pain I m experiencing is life threatning or not? Because the pain goes down my left side of neck and arm. What would you advise?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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typical anginal pain will increase in intensity on exertion and decrease in intensity on rest
your pain is not typical of anginal pain but any patient who had stent in past in that case any type of chest pain should be evaluated further
dont panic
continue your medicine and consult your cardiologist
take care
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