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melissiahead posted:
Ok let me start off by saying I have been having chest pains for the last 2 days these are the following symptoms: chest pain,back and neck pain, dizziness,neausea, my blood pressure is 118/92,and my heart rate has been 108. Any suggestions on what I should do the pain feels like something is is just squeezing my chest.
cardiostarusa1 responded:

"Any suggestions on what I should do"

See 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.

Also, of the various types'kinds 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.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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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.

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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
Please seek medical attention.
melissiahead responded:
Ok so just got back from the er and they did a cardiac work up,chest x-rays,and an ekg the doctor said luckly it was not my heart it is the muscles around my heart that are swelling up and putting pressure on my heart so now I am on anti-inflamatory meds for 10 days and pain meds and he told me that if it dont get better within the 10 days I have to go back to see him.
cardiostarusa1 replied to melissiahead's response:
Thanks for the update.

"They did a cardiac work up, chest x-rays, and an ekg"

What, no echocardiogram?

Remember, the examination and treatment that one receives at the ER is not intended as a substitute for complete "all-around" medical care by/from the patient's regularly seen doctor(s).

"It is the muscles around my heart that are swelling up and putting pressure on my heart"

Muscles around the heart. Huh?

Well, I hope everything works out as well as possible for you.

Take good care,


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