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Grayslake, IL
A 38-year-old female asked:

What causes a 5 second stabbing pain in the center of chest/ upper abdomen / xiphoid area?right at braline.pcp says heart ok.fear cardiac problem!

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not heart: Your pain is atypical for heart disease. You are 38. If you're premenopausal, a non-smoker, and non-diabetic, your risk of heart disease is effectively 0. If you have the risk factor(s) above, a stress test could be justified but will likely be normal.
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