A 19-year-old female asked:
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i've been having chest pains for 3 days. is it likely to have a heart attack? or is that more sudden than 3 days of chest pain?

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Dr. Jay Dinerman
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Don't know: Although chest pain is a symptom of a heart attack it is impossible to know what is going on without doing testing such as an ECG and blood work.
Answered on Aug 11, 2019
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Dr. Vijay Thamman
Specializes in Cardiology
Agree with DR.Andrea Brand
Apr 20, 2014
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest pain can have many causes, including heart disease, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), muscle strain, and reflux of acid from the stomach. To sort this out, a doctor will take a thorough history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. Since many of the potential causes are serious, it' s best to get checked out right away.
Apr 19, 2014

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