Tests for chest pains?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2013
Tests for chest pains?
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 10:54am

One of my internet friends had to go to the hospital yesterday for chest pains. She was able to let me know via some text messages and last I heard from her she was having tests run and wouldn't know anything until today. What kind of tests are they doing on her and why is it taking so long?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 7:39pm

Your friend may have had a heart attack...it's very good that she went to the hospital...

I know it saved my Life!

Probably if she is still in the hospital she has been given medication for pain and resting, while they sort things out.

I know you are concerned for your friend which is wonderful!


In the hopspital usually blood-work an ECG etc.

When I was in the hospital they try very hard to make you comfortable and reassure you...

After leaving the hospital I was off work and had tests blood-work and others done at the hospital.

I take medication probably for the rest of my Life.

I was very tired and weak.

When your friend is able to she will probably contact you or have someone else do it.


Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 03-09-2014 - 7:47pm

How is your friend?...How are you doing?