Sudden chest pain in the middle, towards upper part near the neck

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   Posted 6/21/2012 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
    I am new to this forum and this is my first topic. So please bear with with me if i dont ask the question in the right forum. This one is actually for my brother. He recently mentioned to me about having had 2-3 times chest pain during the last 2 weeks. Now i'm a complete novice at medical concepts so i obviously got all hyper thinking if it were signs of possible heart related problems. Below are some of the information he shared with me. Though i do understand you're not professional doctors or physicians, yet i would greatly appreciate if anyone has any insights of what this might be.
- Chest pain in the middle portion. Towards upper side near the neck area.
- Hes mostly sitting all day long as his job requires that.
- Though eats well, doesnt really get all the nutrients
- Used to gym but off late hasnt due to hectic work life
- Pressure of work and life has increased quite a bit in the last 2 months
- He did run through several tests (blood, x ray etc etc) but they all were good
- He plans to visit a cardiologist soon
As with anyone else, i'm looking around for as much info on this as well to be able to help my brother in the best way i can. Thanks in advance!!

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   Posted 6/21/2012 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   


       Hello phoenixaki!...and Welcome to our CP forum!

          You know,.. I think most members will tell you that same thing as I,....He needs to be checked out by a Dr. Chest pain can be caused by several things, but when a heart problem can be one of the causes, he should not put this appointment off, and get it looked at right away. I had a massive Heart Attack back in 2002, and probably would have died had I not recieved urgent care.

   I hope you can get him to realize just how serious this can be. Of course,.. we hope the problem is of a lessor nature,.... but it's not worth taking a chance on and needs to be looked at. Pronto!

     Again, Welcome!...and enjoy the forum!

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   Posted 6/21/2012 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
As you note, we're not medical professionals, but a few things come to mind:

acid reflux or other esophagus irritation, stress/pain attack, thoracic outlet syndrome, bronchial constriction. Total guesswork, but this is what came to mind. He really needs to go into detail with an M.D., who then can order further tests.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds:20mg Oxycontin daily, Oxycodone 5-10mg for BT. .25-.5mg xanax as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia).
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