Angina tests

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Hi, i have a feeling of something stuck under my left rib and if I exert myself at certain times it feels as if it’s being pulled tight & then I get pains in my back, arms & jaw, this all subsides if I stop moving my arms. I thought I had a hernia but my doctor sent me for a ecg & stress test at the hospital but they couldn’t do it as the reading for the ecg displayed a reading different to the one done at the Drs surgery. The hospital is sending me for a echocardiogram & a CT angiogram plus I have to wear a 24 hour monitor. Before I went to the Drs (thinking I had a hernia) I was bouncing along happily, now I think every twinge is to do with my heart 🙄. Has anybody else had this feeling of something being stuck under their ribs associated with angina, I think it’s to do with my stomach. My mind is thinking is it or isn’t it?. Thanks for reading. I’m 58 & female.

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    Hi annie,

    ?You my friend, sounds as though you are displaying typical female symptoms of a heart attack,  see women can present in different ways for heart attacks, the most common is reflux and the feeling of muscle strain, why this occurs in mainly woman I couldn't tell you, if the ECG was different form your Dr's surgery I dare say they may have picked something up, obviously not a heart attack as you ward be in the cardiology ward or ICU , you could bet on that.

    Let's hope it's just reflux, best of luck and hope every turns out fine for you 

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      Thanks samuels for the reply. My bloods came back normal & I get a lot of gurgling on the left side. My instincts tell me it may not be my heart but they want to check it out.


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