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A 39-year-old member asked:

out of the blue, my heart will just get this pain. it really hurts. why?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart pain: Tough question to answer in this small space. I would advise you to either see your primary care md asap or if the pain is really acute, go to the closest hospital emergency room.

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