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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 »
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 »
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 »
Heart Attack, Chest Pain and Heart Disease by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 3:29am Diagnosing the type of pain and usual symptoms Chest pain can be very worrying as the immediate natural concern is that it might be warning signs of an imminent heart attack. The quality of cardiac screening varies widely. So what exactly are the latest recommended screens and what are the latest state-of-the-art technologies? The tec ... Read on »
Does chest pain mean I have a heart problem? by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 18 Jan 2010 5:36am Prof Lahiri’s article – Chest Pain – Cardiac or not? gets straight to the point. Are these chest pains as a result of something wrong with my heart, or worse still, do I have silent disease? There is really only one method to accurately diagnosed heart problems and that is by Dual Source Cardiac CT Scanning. Prof Lahiri explains the modern appr ... Read on »
Chest Pain by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Some gastrointestinal disorders may present as atypical chest pain. This is chest pain not related to the heart. This usually is associated with gastroesophageal reflux (reflux of stomach acids) and esophageal spasm. In addition, chest pain can be caused when food or liquid gets stuck in the esophagus. Food may get stuck for ma ... Read on »
Women with Chest Pain Not Treated the Same as Men by EMS by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Fri 05 Jun 2009 4:17pm 1 Comment  Women have been shown to be more likely to die than men when they have a heart attack. When a woman arrives at a hospital with a heart attack she is not treated as aggressively as a man. This may be because women do not always have chest pain – the cardinal sign of a heart attack. A recent study presented at the Society for Academic Emer ... Read on »
Unexplained chest pain can be due to stress by Niell A. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 18 Feb 2009 12:06pm Posted by Neill Abayon Each year, many people seek emergency treatment for unexplained chest pains. A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, indicates several common factors among those affected, including stress at work, anxiety, depression and a sedentary lifestyle. Chest pain is a common reason for pat ... Read on »
Origin and location of chest pain in acute pulmonary embolism by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:02pm Pulmonary embolism is  one of the  important  causes of acute chest pain . It can mimic  acute coronary syndrome . In fact along with aortic dissection  , it forms  a  differential diagnosis for STEMI especailly if the ECG is not typical. The Chest pain of acute pulmonary embolism can originate in one of the following structures  with diff ... Read on »