Some untimely symptoms of a heart attack

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drummerboy04
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   Posted 5/14/2017 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone! First post here! All of you seem very knowledgeable about heart disease and keep people from freaking out which is great! I'll do my best to keep this short and sweet...

I'm a 40 year old male that never had any heart issues. I do sometimes have high BP and every so often have heart palpitations which is probably from drinking caffeine. Anyway, around mid last week I started feeling chest heaviness with some pain, but not necessarily right in the middle of my chest. It's more left of center looking down at my chest. I have felt some arm pain and these symptoms seem to be constant not sharp and does not stay for for a few min then disappears. Now, (and you'll probably think I'm crazy) but I started doing pushups again and I got the symptoms a couple of days after starting them. I had surgery on my knee a few weeks ago so I'm out of shape, but I started working out slowly. I'm aware of the cartilage in between my ribs that could be irritated which may be causing my pain. I don't have a sense of doom, fatigue, cold sweats or anything like that. But since I turned 40 I've been more aware of my mortality lol. These symptoms have lasted on and off for bout 5 days.

I'm just a little concerned so thought I'd ask the experts. Thank you in advance!

Geoff

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 5/17/2017 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
you may be working out too hard? chest pain should be addressed by the doc. yep palpitations with coffee overload. over 40, high bp, off to the doc for you my friend. best be safe than sorry. welcome to hw.

drummerboy04
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   Posted 5/17/2017 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi thHTreturns

Thanks for the response. There is an inflammation called costochondritis which is the inflammation of the cartilage that connects your pec muscle to the sternum. The irritation is slightly left of center and is a little sore to the touch so I am not freaking out like I was a couple of days ago. I did have an EKG around the end of March and they came back perfectly normal but I understand something to develop between that time and now, but I don't think so.

Also, I don't have the pain in my left arm anymore and I also think it's a little bout of indigestion as well. Sometimes after I eat I feel the burn in my chest a little bit.

I still have an appointment set up with my doc just for peace of mind. I appreciate you responding to my post! Thank you!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 5/17/2017 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i was going to suggest costo. still u want to get that high blood pressure down. heart symptoms are often mistaken for acid reflux and the like.
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