My partner is 24 and following a suspected stroke a year ago has been experiencing excruciating chest pains. He awoke one morning no more than a month ago unable to breath properly or lift himself up due to overwhelming chest pains and a heavy weight crushing his chest which travelled down through his left arm resulting in a pins and needles type of sensation in his fingers increasing it to an unusually heavy weight, he described them as scarily painful and unlike anything he had ever felt. He has been suffering with tightness of his chest which restricts his breathing ever since which has resulted in him barely being able to leave the bed for loss of breathing, light headedness and sharp chest pains but although they are nowhere near as painful as the episode a month ago they are still unbearable. When he was taken via ambulance to the hospital with his stroke the doctors performed an ECG test which gave irregular results thus they check his bloods from his arm and his wrist which came up showing a lack of oxygen. They advised he stay in for 7 days under observation and to perform further tests, however, due to a dislike in hospitals he chose to discharge himself. Within the same week he received a letter concerning a test that had been booked which involved injecting dye into him to check for blockages but sadly he did not attend. This leads me on to my problem, he is experiencing the same symptoms as his 75 year old grandmother who has just been discharged from hospital after suffering from a heart attack herself, yet he wont willingly go to hospital. I have been fighting to get him to the doctors for the past month and succeeded yesterday but the practitioner didn't seem to fully understand our problem and dismissed it to muscular pain after not being able to navigate through the system correctly thus being unable to find his hospital records. I have read up on the symptoms of a heart attack and he is ticking the boxes on a daily basis with things only ever deteriorating further. His symptoms are: chest pain starting in the centre of his chest but spreading throughout with tightness and squeezing, the pain is travelling to his arms and abdomen, shortness of breath, feeling sick, anxiety, light headed, extremely painful headaches, fever-like temperatures with sweating. Please could you advise me on whether my speculations are correct or if I am being paranoid?
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