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Old 10-21-2003, 11:54 PM   #1
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in and of themselves cause chest pain? Or is pain an indication of a more serious problem?

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Old 10-22-2003, 05:47 AM   #2
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I think they can through the mechanism of anxiety and tension. Concentrating on your palpitations can readily cause you to "clench" your chest muscles and maybe irritate sternum/rib joints>>>pain.

Don't self-diagnose this one though. Get an EKG while you are experiencing pain to make sure it's not serious.

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