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Have diabetes, micro blockage causing angina. Chest pain, tiredness

hi, i am 58 yrs old. have cad since 1996. am diabetic for 40 yrs. have lots of micro blockage that does cause angina at times. the last week i have had some chest pain usually doesn't last long periods of time but comes and goes. i exercise on the tread mill for hr and half every day to help keep to veins open. like i said the last week i have had chest been sick to my stomach really tired and listless. i am female
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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The tricky thing with angina is if it has remained stable over a period of time, or if it has worsened. In the first scenario, the common approach is to try to maximize all anti-anginal medications as tolerated by your heart rate, blood pressure and symptoms. If on the other hand, things feel worse, then more invasive investigations, include an angiogram, might be warranted since you are considered a high risk patient.

Hope that helps

Dr Brenes-Salazar
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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