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Are rapid heartbeats and sweating symptoms of a thoracic aneurysm or something else?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Usu something else: Thoracic aneurysms usually present as tearing or crushing pain in the chest and upper back. Rapid heartbeat and sweating are usually symptoms of something else, and there are many such causes.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not usually: Nothing symptomatic for many aneurysms. Or chest pain and back pain may prevail. Seek an explanation ? Arrythmia premature contractions or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Are rapid heartbeats and sweating common symptoms of a thoracic aneurysm?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
Vascular Surgery 67 years experience
No: Thoracic aneurysms are usually asymptomatic. If there are symptoms they might be pain in the back of the chest.

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