A few months ago, I have been having left side pain from my shoulder blade down to my arm till the tip of the last finger. I have had ECGs, blood work, chest x-rays and finally a CT angiogram. All were normal. I am tempted to go to the ER every time this happens, because I think this might actually be a heart attack. I am so frustrated. I have been feeling normal and I am back to my regular daily workouts, which are fine. But, my back always feels very tight after my workout and it takes me a while to catch my breath. From today morning, I have been feeling dizzy at times and my left pinky and back feel tight again the way they had in the past. I feel like I am breathing harder than usual. I have had tests done both in the ER and by a very good cardiologist, including a CT angiogram, ECG and blood work. I have had panic attacks and I fear that this is a real heart issue. Should I go to the ER? I am very concerned that my workout seems to make my upper back feel worse. Is this a sign of heart disease?
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Thank you doctor,
I have read many warnings about left side arm and shoulder pain representing heart attacks in women. Is that a false statement? Your opinion is should I ignore the pain when it comes? Is the coronary CT angiogram pretty definitive to rule out heart issues? If I have a valve or rhythm problem, could it be the cause of my symptoms?
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