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A 29-year-old male asked:

29 yo having heart attack-like symptoms for a year on and off - heaviness in chest, hard to breathe, numbness in face. multiple ekgs show nothing.

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Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Panic Attack vs. Oth: If your EKG's are normal, then it is most likely not your heart. Panic attacks can mimic heart attacks to patients and have many of the same symptoms. Anxiety can as well. There are also other potential causes of chest pain or difficulty breathing and so I do recommend you get a diagnosis from your primary care doctor. There are treatments for most of these conditions.
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