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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Severe left shoulder pain/chest tightness


 SeraphisCain - Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:35 am

I'm 22 years old and male.For the last few hours I've been experiencing really bad left shoulder pain/upper left chest pain and verying degrees of chest tightness. The tightness isn't so bad now as it was a few hours ago, but the shoulder pain is still just as bad. I'm always concerned that things like this are heart related. In fact, yesterday I had my second cardiologist appointment in 2 years (had an echo to check up on my MVP and ASD). I feel silly thinking things like this are heart related, but I always feel that there's a chance. So I guess my question is should I be worried about this particular episode?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:47 am

User avatar Hi SeraphisCain,
Any complaints of chest pain, tightness, etc. should be evaluated to rule out a cardiac origin. If you have not done so already, I would suggest that you notify your physician to identify if this is cardiac related or due to another factor.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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