U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old male asked:

Chest,upper back and left arm pain . ecg report show nothing. heart beat is faster than normal. it is heart related problem or some thing related to anxiety ?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Possible : There is no perfect test, and it is possible to have heart pain with a normal ECG. Best to also check blood tests with this, and consider other tests such as a stress test if symptoms persistent. Anxiety however is still a possibility, especially with the stress you may be under dealing the the earthquake. Hope this helps!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 28, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.