Submitted by Dr T on July 8, 2011 – 9:39am
You doctor wants to exclude the possibility your new symptoms are angina pains, caused by coronary artery disease (CAD). Of course there are many other reasons why you might have developed a new chest pain, such as a sudden strain when you tried to get out of the way!
You can read more about chest pains, angina and heart disease here:
A stress test is a good way to test for CAD:
Check here for your risk of developing heart disease:
Hope this helps,