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Doctor insights on: Heart Pain Long Distance Running

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I am running three or more miles everyday for the past six years. I just started receving heart pain like someone on top of me.What should I do?

I am running three or more miles everyday for the past six years. I just started receving heart pain like someone on top of me.What should I do?

Heart pain: Stop the running. Report this pain immediately to your doctor and check check up. This may or may not be related to your heart and only your doctor can help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Heart pain and pins and needles running up my neck with burning pain. Should I seek help? I've been heavily depressed for days.

Heart pain and pins and needles running up my neck with burning pain. Should I seek help? I've been heavily depressed for days.

Yes: i am sorry to hear you are feeling depressed. You should definitely seek help for these symptoms from a qualified mental health professional. There are ways they can truly help. The physical symptoms you are feeling could be related to depression, or could be something else, but at your age are very unlikely to be related to the heart, which is good news. Still you should see a primary care doc. ...Read more

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I am a 14 year old girl that does a lot of long distance running. Is a resting heart rate of 42-48 bpm too slow?

I am a 14 year old girl that does a lot of long distance running. Is a resting heart rate of 42-48 bpm too slow?

Bradycardia : It is slow but seen commonly in people who are involved in sports , as long as it dies not lead to any symptoms, it does not require intervention if it is only sinus bradycardia ... ...Read more

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What type of specialist should I see for prolonged, unexplained "heart" pain?

What type of specialist should I see for prolonged, unexplained "heart" pain?

Primary care: Usually i would recommend to start with your primary care doctor. Usually then can figure it out and if needed get you to the right specialists. "heart pain" can mean many things. It could be heart, but also lung, musculoskeletal, esophagus to start with. Each needs a different specialists. The specialists for heart disease are called cardiologists. But i would start with you family doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have prolonged (I.e 24/7) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

Can you have prolonged (I.e 24/7) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

24/7 chest pain is: usually not the heart.There are many other structures in the chest that can cause persistant pain.Seek help from your doc.He can rule out heart problems,which would ,at least,give you some peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can U hav prolonged (on & off pain all day) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

Can U hav prolonged (on & off pain all day) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

CM not painful: Cardiomyopathy is not painful. It's damaged heart muscle that leads to impairment of the pumping action of the heart. It usually leads to shortness of breath with exertion. You may be talking about Takotsubo cardiomyopathy which seems to be associated with a very high level of stress, usually an acute event. but again, not painful. It's diagnosed by echocardiogram and resolves in most cases. ...Read more

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Can heart pain present on the right side?

Yes but not usually: The pain from coronary artery disease is most commonly in the middle of the chest or in the left chest. Pain more to the right would be unusual but possible. Of course, it the patient had the rare condition of dextrocardia (heart on right side of chest), then the pain would indeed be likely to be on the right side. ...Read more

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Sometimes i experience heart pain. It comes and goes. What could it be thanks in advance?

Sometimes i experience heart pain. It comes and goes. What could it be thanks in advance?

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 27y/o isn't terribly likely to be cardiac related. More likely some chest wall or gastointestinal issue. Since its recurrent should go see a dr. And find out what's going on. ...Read more