British Heart Foundation

chest pain

hi

i am 61 year old male i had three stent fitted to my heart, stayed five days at the hospital then got discharged. four days later i stopped at my GP feeling pain in my chest, the doctor contacted the hospital who sent ambulance to take me for further test. a long day at the hospital with more test and an XRAY to the chest with the doctors decision is i have inflamation in the chest and needed more medication etc tablets...i am home now and the extra tablets been given is near finishing and the pain in the chest not going away....any idea please why the pain not going away ??

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Several medications can have chest pain as side effects, and apparently, not all are known! For six months I complained of chest pains (twice admitted to A&E) got my BP meds changed (because of a known side effect) permanent chest pain vanished!

I suggest you research, and discuss side effects with your medical team

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Hi

Thank you for the reply, the pain in my chest is slowly going away, 11 tablets per day every day look like is taking the pain away.... best of health to you and family

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Go back to your GP and have the discussion with him/her. It’s possible that the med cocktail you are on is not ideal for you and that a change might be in order. If the pain gets any worse, get yourself to A&E

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Not trying to scare you, my other half had heart attack and stent fitted in June. We went on hol 3 months later, he had what he thought was back ache and very tired, pain in chest. Gp and rehab team were not that concerned, tests normal. Thank god he saw the cardiac team for his check up, the specialist nurse agreed the tests were normal and his symptoms were atypical, but she didnt like the look of him! She called a cardiac surgeon down and he was booked in for urgent angiogram. That revealed a 80/90 % blockage to LAD, which was just about stented and ballooned.

I would ask to be referred back to cardiac specialist. If its just meds, fine. Checking and asking never hurt anyone.

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Good luck sorting this, keep going to your GP is my suggestion.

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