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What causes pain around heart when deeply inhaling?

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42 year old white non smoking female. Sharp pain around heart but only when i inhale deeply. Shouls i be worried or go to er?
Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 53 minutes later
Brief Answer: No need to worry unless further signs are present. Detailed Answer: Hi, Having pain around heart when deeply inhaling could be related to possible problems related to: - heart - chest - lungs If you also have difficulty in breathing, being lightheaded, have heart palpitations, then, should run to ER. Otherwise, I suggest to schedule an appointment with your physician and to run further tests including: - EKG - cardiac echo - chest X-ray If nothing will be found, then, it might be related to neuromuscular pain and no need to worry. All the best! Dr.Benard
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