Saturday, June 05, 2010

Some worrisome symptoms

Hi everyone:

During a recent routine visit to her cardiologist, Patty shared with her doctor that she'd been experiencing chest pain whenever she was especially active--such as when she climbed stairs at school. Dr. Costanzo was alarmed, and quickly set up a series of tests to investigate. None of the tests could explain Patty's discomfort, so her doctor concluded that whatever Patty was feeling was likely not heart-related. Of course, any such conclusions are a bit confusing--nice to find out there's nothing major jumping out, but a bit worrisome that she's having symptoms for which no explanations are offered. My hope is that Patty's summer break will give her a chance to relax and unwind; her school year was a brute.