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Angina or what?

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  • Posted By: ibtammi
  • February 27, 2011
  • 01:50 PM

In October of 2010, I experienced fullness in my chest that started at my breastbone...spread through my chest...up into my neck...then hit my lower jaws like a ton of bricks! It felt like someone was pulling all my lower teeth with pliers! After a few seconds it all eased off then started again the same way. I felt like I was going to explode from the pressure. This continued for several minutes and so I went to the ER. Within a minute or two of reclining on the bed I felt fine and was extrememly tired and was trying to sleep while they hooked me up and asked me questions. I had an abnormal ECG but my blood tests were fine so I went on home. I made an appt. with a cardiologist and he wanted to skip the stress test and ordered an immediate aniogram for the next day. It came back fine and he told me I have the arteries and heart of someone in their 30's (I am 51) although there is a small amount of prior heart damage from smoking. I asked him if it wasn't a heart attack, what was it and he said "I don't know" and walked out of the room. My regular dr. said my fibromyalgia could cause those same symptoms?! Any ideas anyone?

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  • No one could take a guess from your situation. And it is ideal that no one guesses too. It is best that you get yourself diagnosed from a good cardiovascular center. They will do the necessary diagnostic tests and will help you in getting treated for any cardiovascular problem. I definitely recommend the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. They are not just best in their treatments but also have a very cordial staff.
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