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What could be causing sharp chest pains with a rapid heartbeat ?

what could be causing sharp chest pains with a rapid heartbeat? My husband has a history of heart problems. Last night he got a sharp pain in his chest that dropped him to the floor. With this his heart beat is very fast. He still has pain in his chest. Anyone have any suggestions what this could be? The pain is sudden like someone stabs him.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi welcome to healthcare magic
your husband might be having angina pectoris (minor attack) from your complains, u need to consult ur physicin for ecg and lab test cpk-mb,
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
Stabbing chest pain can be dangerous as it could indicate blood vessel rupture. He must be taken to the ER immediately.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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If you want him to be alive this afternoon, learn to dial 911!!!!!
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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