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concernedpatient posted:
Hello everyone , Iam a 18 year old student . on occasion i have these really really sharp chest pains ... and then while i lay down my heart starts racing extremely fast making it hard to breath .. on a scale from 1-10 my chest pains are a 8 . i've been to the doctor but they dont know whats wrong . any suggestions
cardiostarusa1 responded:

"On occasion I have these really really sharp chest pains ... and then while I lay down my heart starts racing extremely fast making it hard to breathe."

"I've been to the doctor but they don't know what's wrong."

Keep pursuing this particular matter until you are 100% completely confident/satisfied with the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

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 not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, some which can occur at ANY AGE, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic, such as an irregular heartbeat, fast heartbeat or slow heartbeat, requring the use of a Holter monitor or event recorder at home and during daily activities) or even be silent.

Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

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awareness74 responded:
maybe Supraventricular Tachycardia or a mitral valve issue...get an echo done and be persistent, its your body and therefore if its not right don't settle, i went almost 7 years with no answers but never gave up, a lot of Drs, feel you have to be older to have the symptoms we do, our environment is a lot different, many infections etc, so there is no set age for disease to me

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