Sharp pains through heart

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i have a follow up appointment this tuesday with Gp i had a ct heart scan which showed calcified arteries ( calcium level 263) They advice an invasive angio if im still expeirance chest pain ( thats how it got discovered) but i wondering if these "sharp" pains are my heart or trapped wind ?? is this the kind of pain angina would give This is not the same pain as when i went to hospital So i just dont know if this is heart related ? any ideas

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    You will not know until you have an angiogram. Years apart I had two stress ECG's and a stress echocardiogram that indicated partially blocked arteries. Each time it was a "false positive" and my arteries were clear.

    There is now a CT angiogram that is not invasive.

    CT angiography uses a CT scanner to produce detailed images of both blood vessels and tissues in various parts of the body. An iodine-rich contrast material (dye) is usually injected through a small catheter placed in a vein of the arm.

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      yes ive had the ct angiogram thats how they found the calcium . so now i have to have the traditional angiogram as they need to see if any arteries need stents . BUT i only need this apparently if im still having heart pain ! but i dont know if these are heart pain s lol

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      it showed calcification and gives a figure ( in my case 263) but it doesnt apparently show the extent in each artery . im not sure how /why that is So the only way to be completly clear is by an angiogram using the traditional "through the groin or wrist"

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      Have you had one before? Get an expert and its over before you know it. Nowadays it is mainly through the wrist and is much easier for the patient.

      With my one through the groin he was fiddling away getting the catheter in and turned away to a bench at the other side of the lab.

      After a while I called out to him When are you going to do it. He replied 'It's done, I'm watching the action replay" and turned the monitor towards me.

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