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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can anemia cause heart pain?!

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: Depends on the severity of anemia.
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 35 years experience
Pain: Profound anemia in the setting of heart blockages can precipitate angina . Anemia alone should not.
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Why does heart pain happen and what are the causes?

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What causes heart pain when you use the restroom?

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What could cause heart pain?

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Last updated Aug 27, 2019

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