What causes chest pain? - Online Doctor Chats
I am 52 years old and have some mild cest pains from time to time. I run almost every day including hills with no problem. My resting heart rate usally drops about 40 beats in the first minute. I am at risk ?
I gather that you are worried about your heart because of the chest pains
there are multiple reasons for chest pains
One of them is heart
mine only last for about 5 to 10 seconds
when did you notice these pains first?
I run a hill that is about 1/2 mile long and a steep incline, after i get to the top I am tired of course but my hert rate falls pretty fast and i am no dizzy or anything. been something that comes and goes over last 10 uyears probably
My wife is a nurse and says if i can run like that its not my heart.
Actually when i run i feel better.
She is almost correct
There is a condition called walk through angina
The reasons I mentioned need to be ruled out
That is, you will get pain when you star walking or running, and as you continue to run or walk, the pain just disappears
No I feel better when i excerise
It is unlikely to be due to heart issues, but it is always best to rule out that first
other causes are not serious, and will settle down after a while
In your opinion with what I have told you do you think my heart is pretty healthy. I have had them in the past and it always comes back good. My family doctor told me a couple years ago if i can run that hill its bascaially my own stress test.
Yes, I agree with your doctor
If your stress tests were all fine, then I don't think you have anything heart related at all
the pains could be just some minor muscle catches
My rewsting heart beat is usally around 60 or so, so i am thinking it is something else. i will tell you this i drink about 4 diet pepsi a day and two coffees , could it be caffeine?
Caffeine causes increased heart beating, doesn't actually cause chest pains
your resting heart rate is fine
but it can cause GERD
If a person had major blockage he aor she would not be able to exersise like i do i would not think would they?
that could well be the reason for chest pain
Yes, you are right, if a person had any major blockade in any of the arteries of the heart, he/she would not be able to exercise like you do
My understanding is the recovery Hr is a major tell tell , Am I right?
You mean the time it takes for the heart rate to come back to normal?
Yes, it is one of the first signs of angina
Yes, For instance if mine gets uop to 164 it usally is back to around 124 in one minute
that is quite normal
as in good normal?
it should come back to less than 100 in about 5 to 10 minutes
yes, as in good normal
is there anything else I can help you with?
Okay good deal, thak you for your time. i am done.i feel better about it.
Sure, thanks for consulting me her
have a good day ahead
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