I saw my dr. in July with mild chest pain on my left side. An EKG was done which showed I had had a heart attack. My dr. did not believe I had. I was sent for a stress test which was normal other than slight buildup of plaque in the right artery. Was referred to a cardiologist for future reference. Saw the cardiologist and was given an EKG. This one also showed a heart attack. I was then given a echocardiogram. This was perfectly normal with no damage shown to my heart. I was told I was healthy and didn't need the services of the cardiologist. I continue to have pain on my left side. It's never bad, but a spot in my back coincides. It's more of a burning pain. I am now having a weird feeling that comes and goes. It's like being lightheaded, but I'm not really dizzy. It's very hard to describe. Heartburn has increased also. Went to the ER. I was given an EKG which was normal, chest x-ray was normal and all blood work was normal. Should I worry about this? Should I insist on more testing? Could this be anxiety because of the pain in my chest? I have never had pressure in the center of my chest.
The only remaining procedure not yet performed that can help diagnose heart trouble is a coronarography. A coronarography is an invasive procedure; a slight risk to health is present during its performance. This procedure can identify tightening of the coronary arteries. If this procedure doesnât show any coronary disease, the problem is most likely originating in a location apart from the heart.
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