Ask the Cardiologist for Heart Month: On New Chest Symptoms

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Q: There is slight discomfort in my chest when I walk up stairs. There is no pain in my left arm so I did not think it could be heart trouble, but should I have it checked out?

If you have chest discomfort with physical activity, especially if this is a new symptom or worsening of chronic symptoms, you should seek medical attention and promptly contact your physician. Any new symptoms triggered by physical activity or limiting physical activity should be evaluated by a physician.

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This post is published by Sherman Health to provide general health information. It is not intended to provide personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from your physician.

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Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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One Response to Ask the Cardiologist for Heart Month: On New Chest Symptoms

  1. Thank you for information.
    Kathleen A. Duesing Rossell

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