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37 female.Quit smoking 14 yrs ago.Normal BMI,cholesterol,EKG,BP. Have 5-10 sec. pains in chest and sternum.PCP says heart ok.Odds of cardiac problem?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Unlikely

dont have details but sounds like a low risk -around 2% CV risk over 10 yrs

In brief: Unlikely

dont have details but sounds like a low risk -around 2% CV risk over 10 yrs
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine

In brief: Consider..

If your doc has ruled out the obvious heart problems and risk factors for them (other than history of smoking), then I would consider other diagnoses like GERD or costochondritis, even your anxiety can cause this.

In brief: Consider..

If your doc has ruled out the obvious heart problems and risk factors for them (other than history of smoking), then I would consider other diagnoses like GERD or costochondritis, even your anxiety can cause this.
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Dr. Natalie Sieb
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