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A 38-year-old female asked:

What causes short pinching pains in chest above left breast below collarbone? pcp says heart ok.cardiac anxiety! shoulder and neck tension!

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Likely correct: Depending on what, if any, testing your PCP did to come to his/her conclusion, the general characteristics you describe are not primarily cardiovascular. Musculoskeletal or less likely, gastrointestinal, causes may be the culprit. Not likely warranting a stress test, but for your anxiety, may be considered (though your insurance company may disagree...keep that in mind)

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Last updated Sep 27, 2018

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