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I recently had an incident where I felt pain in my chest and

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I recently had an incident where I felt pain in my chest and tightness. Being concerned I called an ambulance and they carried out all the checks. ECG, Blood Tests, Blood Sugar etc. All came back normal except Blood Sugar which was 8mmol [fasting]. that I have now addressed via diet. However, I am still unsure as to cause but it may be that I am suffering from Panic Attacks but am not sure. I have had an Exercise ECG and ECHO and they have all shown normal results. Now I do have family history of CHD and thus wanted to be sure there was nothing wrong that may have been missed? ie blockages developing etc? How could I be totally sure that my heart is not the issue and its the panic attacks that are making me feel this way?
Kunel
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for this question

This is likely related to anxiety and panic attacks

How old are you?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am 39 years of age
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

I think you can be reassured that this isn't cardiac

You have had a full workup

It can't be your heart

it must be anxiety or another problem like acid reflux or muscular

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
How could I be sure? ie its its muscular etc? would an MRI pick that up?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

No it is a diagnosis based on history and physical

there is no test

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