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Having chest pains on and off, is this heart attack or not ?

Hi A friend of mine has been having chest pains on and off for weeks. It goes away completely sometimes. She says it is not affected by exercise or anything, just comes and goes - dull and all over the chest, but sometimes sharp and painful. Can heart attack pain come and go like that over such a long time ? Or is it stress ? She has a busy job and says the more she thinks about it the worse it gets. Your help would be appreciated
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Hi antoaneta
usually cardiac pain become worse on exercise/ exertion.

you must have told the site intensity aggravating relieving factors for the pain
at least go for ECG and chest xray done and meet your doctor.....

best wishes
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Your friend should see a doctor in case it gets worse.
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