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Could I have had a minor heart attack ?

Yesterday afternoon I had a sharp pain which at first felt a little like a period pain but higher than usual, and then, as time went on, rose up to the bottom left of my chest . It was very painful to take anything but shallow breaths, and afterwards my chest ached and I felt generally unwell. I realised I had put my hand just under my left breast to try and ease the pain, and I could feel my heart pumping strangely. I m sure it was a little irregular, and it was really throwing out against my ribs much more than usual. I need somebody s advice - somebody studying medicine, or a doctor . I ve heard that heart attacks are much more painful, but I ve never had anything like this before. It was in the wrong place for period pain, and I m sure it wasn t indigestion . Help?
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Classic heart attack symptoms are for the lucky. They can present in other ways, so are not recognized and people end up with damaged hearts, or deceased. Eat healthy, get tolerable regular exercise.
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