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Sharp pin pricked in upper chest, pain, Rise in BP. Took aspirin. Advice?

I had a sharp pin in the middle upper chest it lasted about 5 min, it felt like there was a ball pushed in my chest and my neck muscle felt stiff, this feeling of my neck continued for hours untill i took and aspirin, my blood pressure went high and now just by walking less the 100 feet my blood pressure goes up 143/92
Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response

HI,IAM DR.N....
thanks for the query,,
pain in the chest can be due to many reasons..
1.musculoskeletal 2.lung causes 3.cardiac causes 4.neuralgias,,
..of these cardiac problems can be serious and need emergency intervention..
it can also be sudden muscle twitch or spasm..(for which you need pain killers,muscle relaxants)
usually cardiac pain is like gripping,on left side ,radiating to arm,face,back usually last for few minutes (angina)associated with exertion,sweating,anxiety,fear,shortness of breath ,diabetics,hypertensives,or any apparently healthy individual..
early the diagnosis ,better the treatment and outcome...
ASPIRIN CAN PREVENT ANGINAS TO SOME EXTENT BUT NOT TREAT HEART ATTACKS..
AS YOU HAD PAIN WITH HYPERTENSION,
i suggest you have an appointment with a dr/cardiologist,get ecg,chest x ray,2d echo,tmt,angiogram gen,health check up to rule out any problem
and get well soon.....bye take care
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