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dawgface52 posted:
I have pains left side of my chest - they come and go should go to the ER or what?
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
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Yes, or see a/your doctor ASAP.

Chest/thoracic area 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 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) or even be silent.

ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,

CardioStar*

(WebMD member since 8/99)



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Chest pain

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Mayo Clinic

Chest pain

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Chest pain

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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

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Heart Disease

Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases......

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

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

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Heart info, cardiac tests (commonly performed, mainstream types) info, diagnostic images

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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
Yes!


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