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susie81961 posted:
have been having a lot of chest pains the last few days, and a lot of heart burns, i cant sleep at night because my chest feels like its on fire what time it is'nt hurting, plus ive been having throbbing pain in my back, it almost feels like a heart beat its self.i am taking rantinidine and thats not working and im even taking alkasauser well you know what i mean. my blood pressure is always high thats why i have to take bloodpressure pills, so im just wondering if you think there is anything to worry about, oh and i have been geting very nauseated and wanting to throw up.hope someone can tell me something, im 50 years old and my dad died with a heart attack at 51.
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

....."so I'm just wondering if you think there is anything to worry about"

Yes, of course.


SEE a/your doctor PROMPTLY!!!

......"have been having a lot of chest pains the last few days"

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.

Take care,

CardioStar*

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MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Information for You

Chest pain


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003079.htm


Mayo Clinic

Chest pain

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chest-pain/DS00016

eMedicine Health

Chest pain

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/chest_pain/article_em.htm

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Non-cardiac chest pain

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.

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WebMD

Heart Disease TYPES

Men and Women

Acquired in life or congenital (born with it)

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men

Heart Disease SYMPTOMS

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

Mayo Clinic

Heart Disease

Symptoms. 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 sometimes your blood vessels......

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120

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LEARN ABOUT the Heart


WebMD

The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

http://www.webmd.com/heart/picture-of-the-heart

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HeartSite

Heart info, cardiac tests info, actual diagnostic images.

http://www.heartsite.com

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