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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes shortness of breath and chest pain?

I have chest pain, shortness of breath. I had a heart scan, it is not a heart issue. My legs and ancles swell, I feel like I cannot make it through some days without a nap, sometimes that does not help. I feel wiped out most days, like it is all I can do just to make it through the next hour.
Tue, 1 Aug 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry for heart diseases as your heart scan is normal.
We should rule out pulmonary diseases like pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, bronchitis because all these can cause similar symptoms with swollen ankles.
So consult pulmonologist and get done CT pulmonary angiography, PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
You may need inhaled bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroid, diuretics and other supportive drugs.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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