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I would like to ask a cardiologist so questions about chest

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I would like to ask a cardiologist so questions about chest pain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

what are your questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been having weird chest pains under my left Breast bone. Didn't know how concerning this is.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

That is very concerning

what triggers them?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just happens randomly. Ekg was normal
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Did you have a stress test?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought you were a cardiologist? I just noticed you were not. Can you let a cardiologist answer please sir
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

No problem. Keep in mind I am an internist and have extra training in cardiology.

Plus, I'm a cardiology expert on this site

Plus, I don't think this is cardiac at all.

Still want me to opt out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I can talk to you about it. This is just a second opinion. I went to a local cardiologist and I told him the pains I get. He did an ekg and said it was normal but said my pain is not typical chest pain one gets. He says typical heart attack pain in more centralized in center of chest and it gets worse with activity, shortness of breath etc. He said it typically last minutes not seconds like mine does. Mine last 30 sec at the most.
But he lined up a treadmill and echo test just to do it he said.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I totally agree with that

That is why I asked you what triggers it

Other causes would be acid reflux, musculoskeletal, lung related.

I highly doubt cardiac though

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are typical signs or symptoms you see?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

centralized chest pressure with exertion

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That doesn't describe mine. Mine is random. I ran for 20 min yesterday and nothing
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

then it is not cardiac

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been running and working out. If it was cardiac related would I have signs during that?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

that is correct

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questionPlease don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)if you have questions just reply