Cardiac tests for chest pain

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Submitted by Dr T on October 24, 2012 – 9:37am

Question: 
I have been experiencing tightness in the chest for a couple of wks, along with pain going up the left side of my neck and down my left arm and went to the ER. I rec’d an ECG with the findings of Right atrial enlgment, Left axis deviation, Left bundle branch block.I also had a Lexiscan with the findings of Mild fixed attenuation of the distal inferior wall. No rev. change.LVEF is 66%. The impression is that the attenuations is likely a diaphragm att. artifact, no findings to indicate acute cardiopulmonary disease.The only thing the DR. told me is that my blood results and Lexiscan are normal. I told them I still feel the tightness but minimal. Please, what do the findings mean.

Hi Janet,
Just what the doctor told you: these tests were essentially normal. This doesn’t mean necessarily all is well, but w/o more information I can’t give you a better answer. That depends on information that includes:

Answer these questions and see if that helps:
Hope this helps,
Dr T

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