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Old 06-02-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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Cardiac pain please advise me!

For an unknown reason, my heart/chest, started hurting on Tuesday. It happens when I start walking at a moderate pace for as short as 30 seconds, and will only subside when I start slowing down and begin abdominal breathing. Then I tried going for a run, and barely lasted beyond 400 metres(Without timing, even without timing, I could not even continue running) It turns out that the slightest aerobic activity causes this, but I do not feel any other difficulties ie. no fatigue, no difficulty in breathing , no pespiration

It feels as if it beats rapidly and more violently when this happens, such that its pumping is rather observable visually, which is not typical of me, considering that I did my NAPFA test and got a Gold with pretty much ease. It does not hurt so much at the heart itself, but rather more at the sternum, where you should feel a depression between the two ribcages.

I have no idea what is going on, but I am just going to brainstorm a little:

1) I got a pretty big scare the day before when someone suddenly shouted
2) Jumped too much during badminton. i.e vertical acceleration
3) Drank isotonic drinks/ carbonated drinks
4) As my friend told me, running long distance and then stopping abuptly without cooling down properly on a regularly basis

Scarier Ideas:

1) Illness
2) Blood clot
3) ...

. Anyway, I am going to see a doctor soon, but would really like to know others' opinions on possible reasons for this happening.

 
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:41 AM   #2
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Re: Cardiac pain please advise me!

Do get checked out. I had sudden, really bad chest pain a couple of months ago, was in the sternun area? Also stabbing back pain--got so bad I called myself an ambulance.
Turned out to be pleurisy. Had it quite some time ago, but this seemed to hurt more.
Good Luck and Take Care,
Nan

Last edited by shipscook1; 06-02-2010 at 07:50 AM. Reason: spelling

 
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