Pathophysiology of chest pain patients

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Avatar m tn It sounds like you have had all the right tests to re assure you that you don't have anything dangerous. They I read what you are writing above is that you don't have symptoms until you sit down and have time to think. That is often the picture of someone with anxiety and anxiety related chest pain. We don't understand the pathophysiology of why this happens but it is common. The best we can usually say is that you have non cardiac chest pain.
4481194 tn?1355334538 I think this research info tells it pretty good as to how and y those with ne medical condition may have anxiety- Abstract Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of related genetic disorders of connective tissue presenting with joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. Although the pathophysiology of EDS is increasingly understood, the psychosocial effects of having EDS have not been examined. We psychologically tested and interviewed 41 adults and 7 children with EDS.
Avatar m tn MPV values of the patients with NAFLD and of the patients without fatty liver disease were compared. NAFLD patients had significantly higher body mass index compared to the control cases. Among biochemical variables, fasting plasma glucose and triglyceride were significantly higher in the NAFLD group. NAFLD cases also had lower platelet count and higher MPV (10.43 +/- 1.14 vs. 9.09 +/- 1.25; p < 0.001, respectively). MPV was positively correlated with AST (r: 0.186, p < 0.
Avatar f tn Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. It may start high in the abdomen or may extend up into the neck. In some patients, however, the pain may be sharp or pressure-like, rather than burning. Such pain can mimic heart pain (angina). In other patients, the pain may extend to the back. Since acid reflux is more common after meals, heartburn is more common after meals.
4312556 tn?1352642436 A concept that should be mentioned is that of central and peripheral sensitization. These concepts explain the lowering of the pain threshold and can explain why patients feel pain to nonpainful stimuli. The treatment is multifactorial and should begin with neuropathic treatment (see below). The pain associated with nerve irritation is called "neuropathic pain", and specific medications are effective in this type of pain.
Avatar f tn I had a total thyroidectomy in May of 2009. Right after that surgery i had pain, numbenss, tingling in my arms. A few months later there is sharp shooting pain down my arms into my hands, muscle weakness bad enough where applying pressure to a pen to write is unbearable. I have had many tests done, ana, Ra, calcium, vitamins, and everything is normal.Ive had nerve conduction tests which came back normal and an MRI if the cervical spine which is normal.
780665 tn?1239026549 if a 20 year old and 80 year old turn up at a doctor's offfice complaining of chest pain and both hearts sounds ok on stetoschope, is a doctor more likely to take the eighty year old more serious than 20 year old.ie. futher referrals for heart scan etc. or is a doctor obliged to treat them both equally regardless of age? this thought just came into my head earlier on and I wasn't too sure.
212633 tn?1277307127 Few symptoms are more alarming than chest pain. In the minds of many people, chest pain equals heart pain. And while many other conditions can cause chest pain, cardiac disease is so common – and so dangerous – that the symptom of chest pain should never be dismissed out of hand as being insignificant. “Chest pain” is an imprecise term.
Avatar n tn In scleroderma the incidence has been estimated to be 6 to 60% of all patients, in rheumatoid arthritis up to 21%, in systemic lupus erythematosus 4 to 14%, in portal hypertension between 2 to 5%, in HIV about 0.5%, and in sickle cell disease ranging from 20 to 40%. Diet pills such as Fen-Phen produced an annual incidence of 25-50 per million per year. Pulmonary venous hypertension is exceedingly common, since it occurs in most patients symptomatic with congestive heart failure.
Avatar n tn I am a 23 year old female-nonsmoker/nondrinker/normal BMI who began having chest pain 4 months ago. I believe the pain was initially onset due to stress (I was switching jobs at the time). Stress is gone (went back to old job) but pain remains: blood test (hepatitis, h pylori), EKG, gall bladder/liver function, echo cardio/stress are all normal. I have been treated with arthritis medication for costocondritis and been perscribed both prilocec and nexium with no help.
Avatar m tn Chest pains associated with musculoskeletal injury are typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest. They may be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often are relieved by changing position. These pains can be triggered by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. These pains usually last only seconds, but can persist for days.
Avatar f tn Following a TIA four years ago I ceased taking female hormones. This morning, while lying in bed, I had a very slight chest pain which was just left of centre and seemed to extend through to my upper back. It was only slight and lasted less than 20 minutes and then went away. Should I seek medical attention? I should like to express my thanks in advance for any guidance provided.
Avatar f tn Thank you both for your comments. Well the abdominal ultrasound came back not probs so not the gallbladder. Not sure that they got a Troponin level? Echo still to be booked in. I feel that my GP is putting it down to anxiety which I disagree with - she said it's panic attacks?
Avatar f tn Cutaneous symptoms or findings relevant to HCV infection manifest in 20-40% of patients presenting to dermatologists and in a significant percentage (15-20%) of general patients. HCV is suggested and must appear in the differential diagnosis of these patients to avoid missing this important but occult factor in clinical disease in the appropriate setting. Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus are numerous.
Avatar f tn I have been have episodes of left chest pain and jaw pain for about 2 months. I have had a stress echo which was normal. I had a cardiac ct with calcium scoring in which my calcium score was 0 and my arteries were clear ( they couldn't see my right coronary artery completely but they assured me it wasn't my heart). I have been on Nexium for my stomach and have been referred to a GI doctor but I continue to have this pain and jaw tightness.
Avatar m tn Normal ekg, normal blood work. Conditions have gone to pain chest area, feeling of swelling of throat and tongue, sometimes nausea. If I walk consistently for 35 minutes all symptoms leave rapidly, and start again with next walk. If I take a nitro tablet all symptoms disappear under 1 minute. Conditions now include an increased movement with a lost of breath deep into chest. Sometimes feels like a stabbing pain. Sometimes chest heaviness now present without exercise at rest.
Avatar n tn s the lining in your chest and it hurts very bad, but I would definitely recommend taking your friend to the ER, chest pain is never anything to joke around with. When you take her in, tell her she has chest pain and shortness of breath and they will take her back in. Please take her. Let us know how she's doing.
Avatar m tn My husband is 32 years old in great shape and has been having chest pain, upper left back pain, lower abdominal and side pain, and shooting pain down his left arm with some numbness. He has been dealing with these symptoms for a while now and keeps going to the doctor and running all these tests and nothing. Yesterday, while he was at work he had to leave and go to the e.r. and of course nothing, they told him to go to his doctor. which is what we have been doing.
Avatar m tn Isosorbide is a slow acting nitrate that dilates coronary vessels and prevents (for some individuals) angina (chest pain) for ischemia (lack of blood flow to heart cells). Sublinqual nitro is a fasting acting nitrate that relieves pain during an episode. I take isosorbide prior to going to the gym for a workout and experience no pain. Occasionally, I take the fast acting nitrate for relief.
Avatar f tn I've had two episodes of bad chest pain once on Christmas and one today after a long day of walking around the mall. Im shaking, sweating, hot and cold, fell like Im going to puke, and my chest hurts bad along with it feeling like the muscles have been working to hard or something ( I dont really know how to describe it) Should I go to the ER next time this happens or is it just the natural course of POTS?
Avatar f tn I have pain in my left arm and shoulder with numbness, and pain in my right arm. The chest pain is still the same. I have pain in my jaw, back, neck, and upper ribs. I also get tingling in my fingers on my right hand. I don't know if these are signs of a heart attack or the symptoms of what my doctor still thinks it is Costochondritis?