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Had a heavy, pressurized pain on the left side of chest. Can this be heart related?

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hi i've had a very heavy, pressurized pain on the left hand side of my chest, it felt as though someone was pushing really hard against my chest and although the pain has completely gone now i was wondering if this could be heart related ?
Posted Tue, 26 Feb 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You should go to the Emergency Department as soon as possible – get yourself examined. You must have an ECG and blood tests (Cardiac markers).

The character of the pain is highly suggestive.
That will be the first possibility especially if there are associated risk factors like smoking, overweight, high cholesterol, family history and so on.

Though Coronary Artery Disease is not common in young women, age and sex never exclude a diagnosis.
That it has disappeared by itself is not a point of importance.

In suspected heart attack, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE – if detected early, an attack may even be aborted / the amount of damage and complications can be reduced remarkably. The most important time is the first few hours.
Better be safe than sorry - treated if a problem is found / Happy, if it turns out otherwise and the treatment is simple

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck

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