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Higher mortality for younger women experiencing a heart attack without chest pain. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Feb 2012 4:27pm The Journal of the American Medical Association published in the February issue that women who are hospitalized for a heart attack are less likely to experience chest pain and are more likely to die then men the same age, researchers said. The analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is the largest to examine the ... Read on »
Referred pain by Brad W. Medical Student Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:46pm Updated July 2009 If you woke up with a pain in your shoulder , you'd probably think something was wrong with your shoulder, right? Maybe you slept on it the wrong way, maybe you're a weekend warrior who threw the football a few too many times. In most cases, your hunch is probably right. Pain in the shoulder usually indicates an injury or ... Read on »
A woman in her 50s with reproducible chest pain (seems to be chest wall pain) by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 18 May 2014 3:58pm This woman had recently undergone rotator cuff surgery and presented with L shoulder and chest pain.  The pain was very reproducible with palpation and with range of motion of the shoulder.  It seemed to be clearly musculoskeletal pain and my plan was to not even order an ECG (believe it or not).  I was not planning to order any tests at all. ... Read on »
Pilates Exercise Tip: Chest Release for Pain-Free Arms & Shoulders on Overhead Arm Exercises by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Wed 28 Sep 2011 11:08pm A Quick & Easy Pilates Exercise Tip for Improving ROM for the Arms & Shoulders Do you or your Pilates clients ever struggle with shoulder pain or limited range of motion to lift the arms overhead?  Is it a challenge to keep the back or ribs from popping up off the mat when the arms go overhead on exercises like Ribcage Arms, or the Roll Up ... Read on »
Health Benefits of Massage: The Best Way to Relieve Pain, Reduce Migraines, Improve Flexibility, Lower Stress, by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm All my friends know that I get a massage weekly. My preference is deep tissue which focuses on my upper back, shoulders and tight chest muscles which get tense and tighten from stress. Massage is an essential part of your whole health regime as well as illness recovery program. It maintains your physical, mental and emotional well being, ... Read on »
Chest Pain and Anxiety - How to Immediately Stop Chest Pain During Your Anxiety Attack by meital j. Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 7:56am Unfortunately, chest pain and anxiety go hand in hand. 80% of anxiety sufferers report sharp chest pain during their anxiety attack. Are you one of them? I was. For years. What Does Chest-Pain Caused by Anxiety Feel like? Pain in the chest during anxiety is usually located over the heart and described as sharp pain. The pain usually ... Read on »
How is chest pain of unstable angina different from Infarct pain ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Sep 2014 12:00am When a patient comes with angina at rest , it could mean two things .Either a  STEMI or an NSTEMI .This , we can diagnose only after seeing the ECG . Can we differentiate these two by the  character of chest pain alone ? Very  tough task isn’t  ? But there are some definite clues . Infarct  pain Is mostly sudden . L ... Read on »
37 yo with 1.5 hours of burning chest pain by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 16 Jun 2013 12:57pm A 37 year old with a history of DM on metformin complained of acute onset of burning chest pain.  He called 911. They did an ECG but it is not available.  However, the medics were very concerned and brought him to the critical care area with a high suspicion of STEMI.  Here is the initial ECG This shows sinus rhythm and abnormal  ... Read on »
Middle Aged Male with Burning Chest Pain -- Assess the Entire Clinical Scenario by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 17 Aug 2014 2:49pm A middle-aged male presented with “burning” mid chest pain, with radiation to bilateral shoulders ( pain radiating to both shoulder is very specific for ischemia ).  It started about 5 hours prior to arrival.  He obtained little relief from nitro x 3 by EMS.  There was a history of previous MI, with a stent in the 1st Obtuse Marginal.  He had t ... Read on »
62 year old male CC: Chest pain by Adam THOMPSON Posted Wed 19 May 2010 1:46pm 62 year old male presents to the emergency department complaining of chest discomfort. Past medical history is significant for dyslipidemia and ulcerative colitis. Also prior history of significant tobacco use. Maternal history of CAD. Maternal and paternal history of CVA. The patient's only medication is Lipitor but he took an ... Read on »