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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Heartbeat pauses, and chest pain attacks


 Kalema - Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:43 pm

I am a 25 year old female. I am active and eat healthy. I have never gone to see a doctor about my problem. For family history, I belive my grandfather had something leaking in his heart. Currently on Diane 35.

I can feel my heart beat pause then skip ahead, my chest tightens slightly for that moment.
Also I have something like an attack, where i experience chest pain, percing to my back. It hurts to take a deep breathe, and i can't move from the pain. The pain lasts for 5 mins or so and then slight pain for about 30 mins afterwards. Each one i experience seems to be more intense. The last time this happened i had a heart pause during the day, and i was woken up in my sleep that night by one of these chest pain attacks.

They seem to just happen unexpectedly, and i want to know if this is something to worry about.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:48 pm

User avatar Hi Kalema,
Palpitations are frequently described as skipping, fluttering, sudden racing, etc. Palpitaions may be caused from numerous conditions, cardiac in origin, stress, caffiene, etc. However, palpitations including episodes of chest pain, regardless of age, should prompt an evaluation by your physician to identify the causative factor.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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