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chest pains

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  • Posted By: foley9792
  • November 8, 2006
  • 04:28 PM

My dad went to the emergency room for chest pain. They said he was in the beginnings of a heart attack. They took him by ambulance to a larger hospital. They did a dye test on him and found his arteries were not clogged. They then sent him home. He told them he wasn't doing good and wanted to stay. They sent him home anyway. He is home now but still will get chest pain sometimes when he walks or moves to much. He has shortness of breath and lightheadedness. He almost passed out during a chest x-ray. They can't find anything wrong. He does not feel good. What could be wrong?

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  • I know it may sound simple but has he ever been tested for acid reflux disease? Often times when it goes untreated you dont get the heart burn feeling you just get the pains in your chest and lightheadness. It would be worth a shot to give him some over the counter stuff to see if it gives some relief. Also, did the hospital tell him to take an aspirin if he was in the begining of a heart attack?Good Luck:)
    kitkat2 17 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 06:29 PM
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  • I went through a similar experience before being diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. The doctors kept sending me home and said I was anxious. If your dad thinks it is his heart, then take him to a cardiologist. They will refer you to someone else if it is not a heart problem.Be sure to go to a good doctor. I went to several before they realized that I had MVP and a murmur.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 10:21 PM
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