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A 21-year-old female asked:

I feel a sharp pain in my heart , it comes suddenly often , or after playing some sports , so what did you think is that?

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Dr. Phillip Zinni III
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
Nothing vs ER: Could be nothing more than ligaments and muscle stretching, statistically in your age group, most common and non-life threatening. However, the riskier side is dramatic ie sudden death due to a heart abnormality. See your sports medicine doctor or sports medicine cardiologist (heart doctor). Asap! and refrain from activity that brings the pain on.

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