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i have a small hole in my heart and chest pain at night while i lay down , please give me the suggestion for treatemnet

chest pain at night while i lay down and try to sleep ok well first off im a 24 year old male and when i was 18 i had went to a heart doctor and had a stress test done and a ultrasound done to find out i have a small hole in my heart. well after 18 i had lost my health insurance and never go t back to the doctor. Well for a few months now i have had a shape pain thats comes in spikes in the left side of my chest when ever i lay down for bed. I took my blood pressure and it said 148 over 95, pulse 65 and i know thats kinda high for my age. Im not over weight infact im under weight. now this worries me, I do smoke about a pack a day and drink once a week. I really cant afford health insurance and it is not offered where i work. Also when i get this pain i have like a uncomfortable feeling some times and i get like a hot flash and sometimes heartburn. I know this is not normal and i need to get checked out but like i said really cant afford it.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Mar 2010
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Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.Considering the fact that you are hypertensive,smoking andhavong chest pain,you must get yourself checked and treated by a cardiologist.You must quit smoking if you want a better future and healthy life.Thanks and good luck.
Answered: Sat, 10 Dec 2011
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Stop smoking and drinking, yoursymptoms will be a bit controlled..Get yourself enrolled in any of the free clinics that take care of medical needs of people who dont have insurance. Get your symptoms checked with ECG, ECHO, and TMT done. It will show the current condition. Start your treatment and continue with regular followups.

Answered: Mon, 15 Mar 2010
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