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Face91 posted:
I have been having intermittent chest pain. It is not the typical "crushing" sensation, but more of a sharp pain. But it is very brief. Often it will repeat several times, spaced out in about 5 minute intervals or less. It occurs typically at rest, but has occurred when moving as well. Lately it has been more frequent. I have not had any of the other classic heart attack symptoms, at least not enough to be noticeable.
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CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi: b "Lately it has been more frequent" Medical rule of thumb, any bothersome, concerning, troublesome, worrisome, worsening, or new symptom(s) should be reported to a/your doctor promptly. In general-only here, chest pain, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but is not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic. Additionally, of the various types of heart conditions, symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic), or even be silent. ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s). Best of luck down the road of life. Take care, CardioStar☆ WebMD community member (8/99) - - b ☑Be well-informed MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Information for You b Chest pain www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003079.htm Mayo Clinic b Chest pain www.mayoclinic.com/health/chest-pain/DS00016 eMedicine Health b Chest pain www.emedicinehealth.com/chest_pain/article_em.htm - i Non-cardiac chest pain b Musculoskeletal-related The chest contains many muscles, bones, tendons, and cartilage and strains or sprains to any of these may/can can cause chest pain. Chest pain associated with musculoskeletal injury is typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest. The pain may/can be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often is relieved by changing position. The pain may/can be triggered off by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. Though the pain typically last only seconds, it may/can also persist for days or longer. If/when chest pain increases when you press your finger on the painful site, or if you can pinpoint the spot that hurts, it is most likely chest wall-related pain, which may/can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments or even by a fractured rib. i BCWP/TBCWP b Benign chest wall pain/Transitory benign chest wall pain This pain may/can be brief or fleeting and often described as being sharp. - WebMD b Heart Disease TYPES Men and Women i Acquired in life or congenital (born with it) www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men b Heart Disease SYMPTOMS www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms Mayo Clinic b Heart Disease Definition. Symptoms. Causes. Risk factors. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Treatments and drugs. Prevention.... Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart, and in some cases, your blood vessels. The various diseases that fall under the ☂ of...... www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120 - b HeartSite ☞Heart info, cardiac tests (commonly performed, mainstream types) info, actual diagnostic images www.heartsite.com - - OptumHealth b Making the Most of Your Doctor Visits 14 Tips to Make Your Doctor Visits a Success www.myoptumhealth.com/portal/Health+Hubs/item/Making+the+Most+of+Your+Doctor+Visits HealingWell b You and Your Doctor: It Takes Two to Tango Your medical care is a TWO WAY street...... www.healingwell.com/library/health/article.asp?author=salvucci&id=5 i Quote "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!" - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society . It's your future......be there. :-) . . b ☛WebMD/WebMD message boards does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.


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