Bracey, VA
A 22-year-old female asked:

My blood pressure is 130/86 and im having chest pain as well as my heart rate is 121 bpm. im a 160 pound 22 year old female. should i be concerned?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Chest Pain: The blood pressure is not high enough for causing chest pain and the heart rate is also not high enough for chest pain. There can be several causes for chest pain , and chest pain due to non heart causes can itself mildly raise your BP and heart rate. A lot os times anxiety or panic attacks can cause similar symptoms. If symptoms not improving with relaxation have it looked into.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure, chest pain, or trouble breathing are signs that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the ER. In one's twenties it's almost never a heart attack. She should not drive herself (safer by ambulance). If it turns out not to be myocarditis, heart attack symptoms or anxiety attack symptoms, the ER will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia.
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Last updated Nov 10, 2020


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