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Old 02-05-2020, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Achey left shoulder. Metallic taste like a sucking on a copper penny or zinc penny.
Not sure about the bimetal pennies.
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Does anyone know if they can check to see if any of my arteries are clogged or if there is a blockage somewhere near my heart?
Angiograms are commonly used to check for blocked arteries. Your doctor should be able to determine what tests you need or refer you to a heart specialist for evaluation.
I had similar pain one time and the doc had a angiogram done and they found a blocked artery and a stent was put in to relieve it.

Your doctor may recommend a coronary angiogram if you are suspected to have coronary artery disease. ... This build up causes your arteries to become narrow and hard, meaning less blood is able to reach your heart. A coronary angiogram can also be used to look for other heart problems, such as heart valve disease.
Your Angiogram: What to Expect
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Old 02-06-2020, 02:20 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Does anyone know if they can check to see if any of my arteries are clogged or if there is a blockage somewhere near my heart?
Of course. Ultrasounds can detect blocked vessels. Often done on carotids. A transesophageal ultrasound is used to detect blockages of some coronary arteries that can't be seen clearly in a chest ultrasound. Some newer CT scans can detect blockages. An angiogram will detect and locate blockages. They can also clear or widen a narrowed artery with balloons or place stents during the same procedure.
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:20 PM
 
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Does anyone know if they can check to see if any of my arteries are clogged or if there is a blockage somewhere near my heart?

YES if you GO TO THE DOCTOR!


There is nothing that an anonymous web site can do for you, but your DOCTOR CAN!
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:45 PM
 
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Angiograms are commonly used to check for blocked arteries. Your doctor should be able to determine what tests you need or refer you to a heart specialist for evaluation.
I had similar pain one time and the doc had a angiogram done and they found a blocked artery and a stent was put in to relieve it.

Your doctor may recommend a coronary angiogram if you are suspected to have coronary artery disease. ... This build up causes your arteries to become narrow and hard, meaning less blood is able to reach your heart. A coronary angiogram can also be used to look for other heart problems, such as heart valve disease.
Your Angiogram: What to Expect
Did you have any symptoms from the blocked artery?
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:54 AM
 
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Did you have any symptoms from the blocked artery?
Pain in the chest, knocked me to the floor. After the stent was put in I felt like a million dollars afterwards.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:52 PM
 
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Did you have any symptoms from the blocked artery?
From a fully blocked artery? Um, we're circling back to the beginning again. Symptoms would be those of a heart attack as in loss of blood flow to an area of the heart resulting in damage to heart muscle, resulting in chest pain, dizziness, weakness, maybe nausea, intense sweating!

Look OP, you are obviously worried about this. I think you need to do some basic reading about cardiovascular disease. Here's a primer. Then, see your MD, get some screening done, and move on using information that is appropriate to YOU.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20353118

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Old 02-07-2020, 09:41 PM
 
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Several years ago I woke up in the middle of the night with mild chest pain. Though it wasn't painful, it was persistent and concerning since I had read that for women heart attacks don't often present themselves with intense chest pain. So I wondered what should I do? I was afraid to go back to sleep.

I woke my husband up and we went to the ER. I figured better safe to go....it turned out to be nothing.

Call the doctor to be sure & peace of mind.
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:26 AM
 
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From a fully blocked artery? Um, we're circling back to the beginning again. Symptoms would be those of a heart attack as in loss of blood flow to an area of the heart resulting in damage to heart muscle, resulting in chest pain, dizziness, weakness, maybe nausea, intense sweating!

Look OP, you are obviously worried about this. I think you need to do some basic reading about cardiovascular disease. Here's a primer. Then, see your MD, get some screening done, and move on using information that is appropriate to YOU.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20353118
I See my PCP on monday, Im going to talk to him about it, although, reading thru some of the symptoms for blocked artery and heart attack, I dont really have any of them, the pain I experienced was VERY mild, and it doesnt last long, Ive noticed that, stretching my back, arms and torso while this pain is happening, usually stops it immediately.


But the crazy thing is, the pain is centered right where my heart is at ( I guess it could be chest muscle spasms, but still, its weird).
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Old 02-08-2020, 12:39 PM
 
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I See my PCP on monday, Im going to talk to him about it, although, reading thru some of the symptoms for blocked artery and heart attack, I dont really have any of them, the pain I experienced was VERY mild, and it doesnt last long, Ive noticed that, stretching my back, arms and torso while this pain is happening, usually stops it immediately.


But the crazy thing is, the pain is centered right where my heart is at ( I guess it could be chest muscle spasms, but still, its weird).
Not "crazy" at all. There are all sorts of muscles in the vicinity of your heart. That's the big problem assigning yourself health conditions just by reading some list of symptoms. Without following up with diagnostic testing (um, getting facts in the real world) all it is is speculation.
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