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Chest pain after mild exertion
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petesvm posted:
I had 6 bypasses in 2001. I had a stent inserted in April 2009. I was told I had 20% heart muscle damage. Now when I walk at a fast pace for about 50-100yds I get a burning sensation in my chest and pain down my right arm. I am on beta blaocker and emzyme medication, plavix and lipitor. Will my pain upon get better or not, resting makes the pain go away...
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CardiostarUSA1 responded:
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"I get a burning sensation in my chest and....../Will my pain.....?"

Please consult with your cardiologist promptly.

Coronary stents (drug-eluting or bare-metal) are just a Band-aid or spot treatment, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is just a clever way of temporarily circumventing the problem (atherosclerosis), as these treatments do not address the underlying disease processes and what drives the progression.

Most important, coronary artery disease (CAD) is a lifelong unpredictable (can exhibit periods of stabilization, acceleration, and even some regression) condition, requiring a continuum of top notch care, and good doctor-patient/patient-doctor communication and understanding at ALL times.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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