I was told my ongoing chest pain is not cardiac related, need second opinion?

Hi I’m a 57 year old male non smoking in previously good general health. In late jan 2017 I experienced a nstemi HA I had two stents fitted and was informed my HA was mild with mininal damage my EF was 45. I felt good for about a week but then began experiencing chest pain again I returned to the ER and was taken to the Cath lab and was informed all was good. About two weeks later I again returned to the ER with chest pain I was given an echo stress test which I passed with no problems. My EF was 60. I was told my ongoing chest pain is not cardiac related. Since then I have still been experiencing on going chest pain with no answers. I have previously been diagnosed with ptsd and anxiety disorder which has led me to the ER several times in previous years with chest pain.
I know I can’t keep going back to the ER with chest pain but it’s hard to know the pain is now daily.
I have been given nitro to take but it doesn’t seem to do anything to help me with pain. The only thing that’s seems to help is Ativan but I know you can’t take this everyday. I guess I’m just asking for a second opinion. My GP is not to concerned as he believes my ongoing pain is anxiety related.

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Ahmed Fawzy
2:58 pm

My opinion your problem is stress related.
I recommend consulting with a therapist.
Good Luck

Masr Fawzy
8:15 pm

It should have been hard for u to go through all these, and its normal that the chest pain that u r experiencing will make it mind jump towards the cardiac causes that u have been through, but that’s why test is imp. U have done it, so u need to relax , I just recommend u to do chest x Ray
With the chest pain, do u experience any increase in breathing , any difficulty in taking it breath, does it increase with movement or decrease with specific thing?

Waiting ur reply

Ayman Darrag
10:06 pm

Well the results of tests are the main method of judging as they speak the reality of the case,since then I believe your current problems are anxiety induced, you should start relaxing the hniques,yoga,breathing exercises and just stay as healthy as you can..

6:11 am

nothing serious.
it seems to be more of anxiety and stress.
u need to calm down and relax,
Deep breathing exercises with yoga and meditation will help.

Dr.Honey Arora
10:55 am

Thanks for the query..

Well, you have a good ejection fraction and also there does not seems any other complications.
The symptoms of chest pain that you are experiencing can be due to fear and anxiety of heart related problem or other stress events..

So first of all just relax as you are alright.
Start doing deep breathing exercises, meditate daily, do the works of your choice, eat healthy and live happy..

Nothing is to worry.

Wish you a healthy living..


Dr.Honey Arora
12:40 pm

You can also consult a Psychologist and get proper counseling done that can help in stress relief..