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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress) and chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after deep breaths, after sudden movements) (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of pressure or heaviness) (time frame: gradual) (b

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Dr. Marcela Riojas
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Rapid heart rate: Your symptoms seem to be consistent with panic attacks but I highly recommend seeing a primary care physician to have a proper physical exam and EKG to make sure it is not an abnormal heart rythm or any other medical conditions.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
I would recommend: I would strongly suggest going to your primary care physician for an evaluation. Chest pain and rapid heart rate, even at age 21, are not symptoms to trifle with.

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