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Is ischemia, neck pain and shortness of breath interrelated?

I have just had a chemical stress test. What is the treatment for ischemia? I have neck pain, and pain in my shoulder supposedly from pinched cervical nerves, but I also have sciatica, shortness of breath (asthma). Is it all related? Have I been misdiagnosed with these other symptoms?
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hi,

Ischemia means your heart is not getting enough blood for function. This is mostly due to blockage in coronary artery. And this can cause chest pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, breathing difficulty etc. So better to consult cardiologist and get done coronary angiography. You may need coronary artery Stenting to remove blockage.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Pulmonologist Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar's  Response
Hi,

Yes, your all symptoms are related with each other. Ischemia means your heart is not getting enough blood for function. This is mostly due to blockage in coronary artery. And this can cause chest pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, breathing difficulty etc. So better to consult cardiologist and get done coronary angiography. You may need coronary artery Stenting to remove blockage.

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