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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:
    Hi:

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

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    James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
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