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Ongoing Chest Pain

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Jul 27, 2021 | Replies (113)

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Hi I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. I went through a similar scenario for several years I had sharp chest pains and then would pass out. Every time I went in and had all the blood work EKG, treadmill test, echo cardiogram... Everything always looked great. I don't want to scare you but last year I had a cardiac arrest. They finally did an angiogram. I had a 90% Block in my LAD, the Widow Maker. After 28 minutes of CPR I was miraculously saved. I was a healthy 48 year old, nonsmoker, exercise regularly and didn't fit the description of a person with heart disease. It is very important for you to be your own advocate! Let them know what YOU want done. If the doctor you have won't listen, find another. Doctor's do what they are taught and if you are atypical, they won't find the problem. If you are suffering, they have an obligation to find out what is going on with you. Good luck and stay strong. 🙏

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Thank you for your reply. I have a couple of follow up questions. Where were your chest pains located? Do they know what caused your blockage? Does heart disease run in your family? Also, did you have any other symptoms with your chest pains? Thank you so much.

Hello Loved1. Thanks for sharing your story. I'm wondering if you had a CT of the coronary arteries as part of your work up prior to your cardiac event. You mentioned an EKG, treadmill and echo which were normal but did they do a CT scan of your coronary arteries. I only ask because I just had one and they assured me that despited my cardiac symptoms my arteries were clear on this test.