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Increasing heart rate, chest pain after physical activity. Angina?

I have been working out for the past year. Up until last week I was able to walk on a treadmill for 60 minutes increasing the incline up to 10 with no difficulty. Starting last week when increasing the incline my heart rate went from 130 to 147 within seconds and I had chest pain in the center of my chest. Is this possibly angina and if so, why did it happen so suddenly?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Chest pain on effort is angina - unless proved otherwise.

It very often happens suddenly only. There won't be any symptom till about 70% of the artery is blocked. At this level, a complete block may occur - from rupture of the plaque, clot, spasm and so on - resulting in heart attack. Slower progression causes pain only on effort - disproportion between demand and supply, due to the narrowing.

You should see a cardiologist immediately

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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