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I think you need to be seen and an EKG will be one of the few things that will be necessary
I am an ER doc
and if you were to come to me
in the ER
I would also consider a head CT
as some of the symptoms you are having might be indicative of TIA
which is a stroke precursor
I think this is unlikely
but still, I do think the heart is a possibility as a cause
but not of the numbness in the toes
that is something else
does this make sense?
and I think that since the 'differential'... list of possible causes.... is quite broad
I think the ER would be the most efficient place to go to get all necessary tests
Yes, it makes sense. I could have 2 things going on perhaps. Can I go to a walk-in clinic for quicker service?
they will not have the ability to do a CT scan
but they might be able to do enough to rule out a possible TIA
and they could do an EKG
Then I guess the ER is the only option...........
the problem with a walk in clinic is the training of the providers and their capabilites....
sometimes you will get a nurse practitioner... some are excellent.... some are not....
What exactly is TIA?
some doctors in walk in clinics will not consider the complete differential, or, if they do, they might send you to the ER anyway
'TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK'
also called a 'mini stroke' by most people
if you click on the link you can read about it and I will stand by...
Yeah - you're right. I just dread sitting in an ER for umpteen hours especially when I have to open the doors to my business at 8:30am
I think it will be time well spent... if you describe your symptoms as you have to me, and express concern about your heart and about the possibility of a 'mini stroke' they should triage you right back.
do you have any further questions for me?
I do not see you in the chat so will change this to a Q and A format.
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