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I have tachyarhythmia and reflex anoxic seizures. At times i get sudden heart pain or heart ache. What would be the safest way to strengthen my heart?

I have tachyarhythmia and reflex anoxic seizures. At times i get sudden heart pain or heart ache. What would be the safest way to strengthen my heart?

Sounds like POTS: Your problem is your autonomic nervous system not your heart. Read the will power instinct by kelly mcgonigal. You will learn to breathe and relax. You should get 8 hours of sleep, eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 fresh cooked or raw vegetables and 1 apple every day with slow carb whole grains, high quality protein and fats, and do exercises lying down or short exercises like jump roping, no rope. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp heart pain occasionally (few secs) for years. Got ekg; dr said showed irregular heartbeats but "nothing big". What could it be/next step?

Sudden sharp heart pain occasionally (few secs) for years. Got ekg; dr said showed irregular heartbeats but "nothing big". What could it be/next step?

Costochondritis.: Sharp piercing pain in anterior chest for years in young male is very unlikely to be cardiac disease unless there are other significant symptoms, signs detected on exam or a family history of sudden cardiac death. Pain is very likely due to muscles and nerves in the chest. If pains are frequent enough or triggered by activity, could consider avoidance or treatment with anti inflammatories. ...Read more

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How can you stop heart pain?

How can you stop heart pain?

Get a diagnosis: First you need a diagnosis. See a cardiologist. Is it heart pain or something else? Once you know what the problem is, treatment can begin. ...Read more

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What could cause heart pain?

What could cause heart pain?

Many: Many heart related causes and non heart related causes -- and you should not be guessing around. ...Read more

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Why do people get heart pain?

Why do people get heart pain?

Several reasons: If there is a blockage in an artery supplying the heart, pain will occur, often on exertion but it could occur at rest as well. Pericarditis, an inflammation in the sac around the heart, can also cause pain. But remember, not all pain in the chest is related to the heart. Pain related to GI problems, for instance, can simulate heart pain. ...Read more

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What does heart pain feel like?

What does heart pain feel like?

Many different ways: Pressure [like someone sitting on your chest] when you are active, moving fast, exercising. Pain moving to your left jaw and arm. But sometimes it's very different, especially for women. You can feel nausea, flu-like, sweaty, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness for you. ...Read more

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How do emotions cause heart pain?

How do emotions cause heart pain?

Complex: Loss or perceived loss of a love object can induce the broken heart syndrome characterized by depression, apathy, loss of appetite, weight loss, staring, sighing, excessive sleeping, and thoughts of worthlessness. It doesn't cause physical pain but the emotional pain is worse. It's self-limiting but awful when present friends and family support is most useful to assist in recovery. ...Read more

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What should I do about heart pain?

What should I do about heart pain?

See a doctor: If by heart pain you mean a pain in your chest, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my child have heart pain ?

Why does my child have heart pain ?

See doctor: It is rare for children to be experiencing chest pain of a cardiac cause. Most often when they complain of chest pain it is due to chest muscles or even an infection like pneumonia or a condition such as asthma. However any complaints of chest pain should be evaluated by a pediatrician. If there is pain or feelings of being light headed during exercise please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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