Two years ago, as a healthy but extremely stressed 57-year-old female, I experienced severe back pain while camping. It began as just an annoyance in the morning, between the shoulder blades, and grew in intensity until I was on the ground crying. I did have shortness of breath, although I just thought that was because of the pain. My kids told me I looked green, though I don't remember experiencing any nausea. I also experienced debilitating exhaustion after, as though I'd been drugged. It didn't occur to me at the time, believe it or not, that it was anything more than a torn muscle or something, although the pain was entirely gone the next day. When I returned I got checked & was told I have a new RBBB, and a stress test indicated a small fixed perfusion abnormality in the proximal to mid inferoseptal region. My doctor told me at the time that it was just an anomaly in the testing, that I just had a "pulled muscle," and said there was no indication of any arterial blockage in the results. Is this something I should see a cardiologist about? I'm questioning because I don't have insurance, and have been laid off. I do have a history of palpitations and arrythmias, with palpitations occurring at night, and a strong family history of heart disease. I am extremely health conscious.
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