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Is the pain on the left or the right side?
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It is in the centre
Okay, is this a dul aching pain or a sharp stabbing pain?
It is more sharp
Do you have any other symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating on the forehead, anxiety specially during the episode of pain?
No I do not
Is the pain associated with a particular activity like going up the stairs or eating?
No it is independent of any activity
Alright, does the pain increase when you inhale or exhale deeply?
It just lasts a second so I can really say
Is there any tenderness over the painful area, as in when you press on it, does it hurt?
No it does not
Okay, lastly, do you have any previously diagnosed medical conditions or are you on any medication?
Okay, thanks for the details. A new onset chest pain in a male above 40 years of age warrants an EKG to rule out cardiac conditions, while most of the symptoms of an acute coronary event can be ruled out on your history, but your age and smoking habit emphasizes the need for an EKG as soon as possible to rule out angina.
Ok thank you
Unfortunately, Angina can present with very atypical symptoms and it is difficult to say on history alone whether it is angina or not. An EKG is a very simple test and that is why it has been made a protocol to get this done in any person experiencing new onset chest pain over 40 years of age.
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