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A 55-year-old female asked:

i am experiencing burning in my chest at night similar to breathing cold air with chest tightnes. i also feel random sharp chest pains. i have had 4 ablations in 18 months for afib.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
See your doctor: you need to check with your doctor. you have a serious cardiac problem required ablation. so do not take any symptoms lightly,and report all your symptoms to your cardiologist.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Chest discomfort: In view of your history of afib, cardiac causes of chest discomfort and possible blood clots(emboli) to the lungs must be considered. Your cardiologist who knows all your findings is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Noncardiac causes include pinched intercostal nerves,asthma equivalent or other lung or esophageal issues.

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