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I started having almost like a indigestion/heaviness feeling between my rib cage yesterday afternoon. it continually got worse all afternoon. last night I chewed 5 rolaids advanced and drank milk. nothing helped. today, this heaviness is still present and I am having pain between my shoulder blades and into my back. my heart doctor can not see me until Monday. I have had a heart attack back in 2001 and a heart ablation last October. any ideas?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No injuries. can't seem to do anything that eases the pain. its not like a pain more like a heaviness in t

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My chest area. not that I can think of . hate to go to the ER if its not heart related. don't want to look foolish.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

First off--have you ever had anything like this before?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
when I had my heart attack I had a choking sensation. this is a heaviness in my chest and pain between my shoulder blades
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 10 months ago

OK

First and foremost here--any chest pain like this has to be considered cardiac until proved otherwise

This could be just a severe bout of gastric acid reflux but the Rolaids and the milk should have at least given you some temporary relief

So I have to advise you to go to the ER right away to get evaluated--this could well be either angina or actually another heart attack

Please let me know if you need any more information

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