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My mother is experiencing shortness of breath while resting, chest pain

My mother is experiencing shortness of breath while resting, chest pain and numbness in the arm. What is this
She has seen several cardiologists to no avail. Her blood work always comes out fine. The only thing they can diagnose is higher than average cholesterol. She could not tolerate Lipirtol and is seeking homeopathic remodies...
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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It does sound like a heart attack or resting angina, except for numbness and not pain of the arm. If she had been cleared for heart disease by a cardiologist, such as stress test, and maybe even a cardiac cath, then consider along shot that she has thoracic outlet syndrome or cervical disc syndrome. She needs an MRI cervical spines, and a x-ray for cervical rib. Rosita D
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