Symptoms And Treatment Of Chest Pain

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Chest pain has many forms. Some chest pain is described as crushing or burning. The pain can radiates to the neck, the jaw, then to the back, and travels through the arms. Most of the chest pain is life-threatening which can involve both heart and lungs. Although chest pain is attributed mainly to heart disease; usually, it is a wide range of comorbidities untreated such as hypertension, diabetes, unhealthy cholesterol level, and etc., which overtime will damage the heart muscles. Angina pectoral or chest pain is not a disease; it is a warning sign that the heart is not receiving enough oxygen. Therefore, the chest discomfort should not be ignored; this is a symptom of an underlying heart problem. For instance, the coronary arteries…show more content…
Therefore, I will recommend some tests such as electrocardiogram –EKG. EKG is the simplest test to detect and evaluate the electrical activity of the heart. This test will show arrhythmia, how fast or slow the heart is beating and whether regular or irregular as well as the electrical signals or any signs of heart damage as a result of cardiac heart disease-CHD (2014). Other test such as stress test will help to evaluate when the heart is working hard and beating fast; consequently, it can show signs and symptoms such as abnormal blood pressure, heart rate, shortness of breath, changes in heart rhythm, electrical activity, as well as and chest pain which can be indicative of CHD (Silva, Choi & Cheng, 2012). Other tests will be ordered such as chest x-ray, which will allow evaluating the heart, lungs and blood vessels. In addition of reveal any signs of lungs or heart failure. Despite the fact, a chest x-ray cannot diagnose angina or CHD. Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography will be ordered to evaluate the inside of his arteries due to the hypercholesterolemia, as well as blood tests to monitor the level of fats, sugar, and protein in the blood (CBC, CMP, BMP, BNP, serial of cardiac enzymes, D-dimer, CRP, HgbA1c, etc) (Silva, Choi & Cheng, 2012). Discuss the pathophysiology of his condition is very important especially
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