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Suggest therapy for chest pain and shortness of breath

My mother in law has been having chest pain and shortness of breath for a while. She was hospitalized for a week and was told that she has angina. She was also told that her echo showed 60% but was not explained what that ment. So can you please clarify that a little for us.Beings she does not have insurance we feel like she was shafted. Do you think she should get a second opinion???
Wed, 15 May 2019
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Hello,

If her echo showed that her heart contracts by 60% it is good because it is pretty normal. But if she has chest pain and has been diagnosed with angina, she needs to undergo coronary angiography. It is an examination when the heart vessels are being imaged by injecting a dye and looking under X-rays. It gives the opportunity to see if there are any blocked arteries, in this case, they can be opened by putting a stent.

I would advise you to talk to your doctor about the possibility of coronary angiography.

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

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Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan, Cardiologist
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