Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > I just got a echo cardiogram and stress test

I just got a echo cardiogram and stress test

Patient: I just got a echo cardiogram and stress test done a week ago ,and it was perfectly normal. Today I was feeling a little breathless and my left wrist was paining for 20 mins . But now I a m okay . I am 36 years old , non diabetic , normal blood pressure but taking statin medicines for high cholesterol . Please advice whether it is okay.



Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.Noted that you are 36 years old without any problems except takin g statin for high cholesterol.Got your Echo and stress test 1 week ago and found that it was perfectly normal.You are feeling a bit breathless and left wrist was paining for 20 minutes.Since the anxiety would be more, it is better to an EKG/ECG just to make sure that the heart is normal.It is otherwise OK, and does not looks to be a serious problem.I would also advise to get Thyroid function tests, fresh blood tests such as lipid profile, proper diet and more important the physical exercises under the guidance of a trainer or a Doctor and most of of the problems may just finish. This will help to keep your cholesterol in normal limits



Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: Thanks for your reply . Could it be due to indigestion since I had a heavy meal around 3 hours back combined with anxiety . My thyroid reports were also fine which I got tested around 2 months back .I also feel a little palpitation. Please advice

Doctor: It looks to me that all your symptoms are due to anxiety as your thyroid and heart reports are normal yet you are getting breathlessness, wrist pain and now palpitation.
I would advise you to consult your Doctor, talk to him detail and get a medicine for anxiety also.


Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment