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Smoker, have chest tightness, numbness on arm, fatigue, swollen ankles, ECG normal. Probable causes?

Hi I have been getting tightening in my chest and strange numbness down left arm also low fatigue and swollen ankles I went to my doctors who had me rushed into A&E they did bloods and ECG but they were fine but while I had ECG on did not get the chest pain , I have been referred to cardiac unit for tests but am worried as that could be a few weeks away and the pains are still happening I am a 38 year old women who smokes about 10-15 a day but am normally pretty healthy
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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The symptoms which you are getting definitely warrant a cardiac examination. If the pain is severe you may have to visit ER. If it is tolerable wait for your turn with cardiologist. Plane ECG may not give detailed picture of your heart condition. TMT and echocardiogram will be needed.
Try to avoid smoking in these days.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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