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My aunt just died Saturday and ever since then I being feeling a little pressure in my right side I think it’s just because I’m taking her death so hard and she died from a heart attack I think
I am still not clear why there are no symptoms in silent heart attacks. Who coined the phrase “silent” heart attack? Why/how does this happen?
My insurance company refuses to pay for a screening EKG with a well women visit. I am 69 years old. The insurance company states the new Obama guidelines prohibit routine EKG with annual well women examine. If I have no symptoms should I have a EKG? ?
I have pains on my chest and I have gone to see so many doctors and I was told that nothing is wrong with me. Pls am I really ok? Or do I need another check up?
JOE! I presume you have had the basic cardiac screening tests in addition to a very good cardiovascular examination by a Cardiologist. These include the Treadmill stress test with and without echocardiogram and if needed the Thallium Adeno MIBI nuclear test and the screening for Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension. I also presume you do not abuse tobacco products and your BMI is not over 30 ! Given all these assumptions, all you need to do is follow your doctors advice and get periodic health check ups! Good luck ! For your information, I am a Cardiologist ! Cheers. V. Warren.
I have heaviness in my chest and sharp pain in my upper back, with nausea and clammy skin and I feel tired.
I’m not a physician, but I strongly encourage you to get those symptoms checked out today if possible, or at the least, contact your physician today to fill them in on exactly what your symptoms were.
Those symptoms you had could be potentially a heart related problem, or some other potentially serious problem.
I’m an R.N. with over 20 years of experience. My current specialty is Advice and Triage(ruling out emergencies and urgent conditions).
I hope all is well with you, but please do not ignore what happened. Sometimes life doesn’t give us a new lease when we wait and see what happens, instead of getting it checked out.
This one’s for you Peggy Sue, you broke my heart.
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