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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes shortness of breath and tightness in the neck?

My mother has an artery that is not pumping the blood correctly, she is having shortness of breath, the neck has some tightness and she has some heart flutters but says she is no pain. Her dr wants to do a stress test in January.. I don t feel she should wait at all. I think she should be at the ER. She thinks I m over reacting.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

I think you should get her checked in an ER since she is having shortness of breath and palpitations as it may be due to her cardiac condition. It is advisable to get an EKG done for proper assessment.

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

Take care

Dr Nazma.amman, General & Family Physician
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