Chest pains

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Q:

my mother(55 year old) has felt chest pain(left & center)with left hand pain more than two times.also felt chest cogestion.she felt relief after taking isodril once.today she has checked up by doctor.ecg and tmt test reports is normal.but has some high level of cholestrol.doctor said that there is no heart problem.it may be muscular pain only due to less calcium.he gave calcium tabletes .but still i am in doubt.is everything right about heart.pls clarify me.

A:

There are several ways to demonstrate heart disease, and your mother’s doctor has not yet excluded the possibility of coronary artery disease (CAD).
If she at risk you can check that here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/app/risk-assessment.php
Women often have atypical symptoms:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-information/coronary-artery-disease
With her chest pain relieved by NTG, I suggest a stress ECHO in addition to the treadmill test she has already undergone, as well as a CTCA:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-diagnosis/exercise-stress-t
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-diagnosis/ct-angiography-fo
If those are negative, she does not have heart disease. Here are some other reasons for chest pains:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/chest-pain/
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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