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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can brief sudden chest pain which lasts <1-2 seconds be anything cardiac related without any other symptoms?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
NO: That's not typical of cardiac pain. Symptoms from the heart tend to be exertionally related, last at least several minutes up to 20 or 30 (longer for a full blown heart attack) and are not fleeting, lasting only a couple of seconds. Also: angina virtually is unheard of in your age group unless you have diabetes (and then it's very rare).
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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
24 years experience
probably : Not, especially if this is a single episode with no other medical problems. If this is recurrent, better be evaluated. Good luck.
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Last updated Apr 30, 2015

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