I am Dr Tryzelaar and a retired cardio thoracic surgeon. After a life-long career in the treatment of heart diseases, I created this web site to help you with your cardiac disease questions. This is what you'll get:





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Hello Doctor, Im a 30y/o female in good health. Good wt, bp, chol, etc. I have worked out for over a decade. In the last year, I have had shooting pains up to my chin and faintness strictly during the Recovery phase of my workout. I run for a few miles, feel fine, but as soon as a slow to a fast...
Hi Mary Ellen, In absence of cardiac risks these chest pains are very unlikely to be caused by your heart. You can calculate your cardiac risks here. Based on your symptoms (pain disappearing with exercise - not the other way around), I suspect a muscular skeletal issue, but this should be...


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