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Christine777
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/13/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had some chest pain recently and been also having high blood pressure. I am going to have a holter monitor, but I am worried about the chest pain, it doesn't radiate to anywhere else it is just centered in the middle of my left chest.
I am never sure if it is bad or just indigestion or whether I should go get it checked. Any suggestions. Before this all started I had heart palpitations and they seemed to have gone now.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/14/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Christine777

Hello and welcome. I think you are right on track by having a Holter Monitor as that should help your physician identify any heart arrythmias when you are having an episode of chest pain.

Please do not be afraid to call or present to the ER if you chest pain changes or you have any sx.

Here is a list of the warning signs and sx of a heart attack:

Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes.
Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms. The pain may be mild to intense. It may feel like pressure, tightness, burning, or heavy weight. It may be located in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw, or inside the arms or shoulders.
Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
Anxiety, nervousness and/or cold, sweaty skin.
Paleness or pallor.
Increased or irregular heart rate.
Feeling of impending doom. Reference: American Heart Association
Not all of these signs occur in every attack. Sometimes they go away and return.

Many other things cause chest pain also. Anxiety and GERD are a couple that come to mind.

Please do keep us posted.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt

Christine777
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/14/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kitt,

Having a list of these symptoms helps (did i spell that right). Also being able to discuss my heart stuff here, makes me feel less alone.
Thank you for your response.

Take care and hugs back,

Christine
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