Central sharp lower chest pain lasting seconds right at that central boney part. Radiates to jaw and arm and frightening. Norm stress test, EKG and holter. What else causes this?
Muscle spasm. The key here is " lasting a few seconds" the muscles in your chest can have a short lived intense spasm lasting a few seconds. It's more often on the left side of the sternum (breast bone) where the ribs meet. Can you point with one finger where pain is? Anxiety makes it worse. You can also have a short lived spasm of the esophagus that will feel similar.
What other triggers? Tell us more - is the pain exertional? Food intake related? Tender when you press on it? What makes it better or worse?
My EKG, holter (1900 pvc's) in 48 hours, cardiac us, nuclearmri/ct and stress test are all normal. I get on/off chest pain which radiates to my neck. Should I see a cardiologist? Family history.
No. Given all that testing, there is almost no chance that the pain is cardiac. Read more...
To start had norm stress test, ECG norm except late trans, cta chest norm and holter norm but getting left side chest pain under breast and into shoulder. Bp fine. Pos Lyme test. Serious? Muscular?
Need angio. Stress test could be false negative specially woman, but if you have risk factors like smoking, family hosptry of premature cab, personal history of htn, diabetes, dyslipidema then i would see cardio for further invasive testing like angiogram. You cannot lable it as musculoskeletal unless it is completely ruled out of cad. Read more...
Can hiatel hernia cause chest pain & palpitations? Ekg was normal? Sometimes pain in neck & left arm feels weird like weak. Having stress test tmrw.
Chest pain possible. Hiatal hernias can certainly cause chest discomfort but I would think palpitations would seem less likely to be directly related to the hernia. You are doing the right thing by having a stress test and would certainly do any other cardiac tests recommended. If you believe you are having more severe symptoms or new ones I would seek emergency attention. Read more...