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Experiencing chest pain. Had Norm ekg, stress, echo and holter few months ago. Cleared by cardiologist. Non smoker/no history/bmi 23.1.Heart? Muscles? 28

Not heart. You've been adequately evaluated and found not to have heart disease. For the record, the incidence of heart disease in 28 year old non-smoking, non-diabetic men who don't use cocaine is close to 0. Alternative causes of chest pain can include acid/peptic disease and musculo-skeletal causes. Read more...

What could cause a heart attack at age 28? Norm Ekg, stress, echo, holter 3 months ago. Non smoker/no fam hist. Cardiologist said don't worry. It's rare.

Rare. What type of heart attack? Did you have any blockages in the arteries or was this a heart attack with normal arteries? Elevated levels of troponin, the enzyme we use to check for heart attack, can occur even when there are no significant blockages in the arteries. This is not a "heart attack" in the classic sense but warrants close follow-up with your doctor and your cardiologist as needed. Read more...
Vasospasm. Prinzmetal's aninga and/or vasospasm can cause transient ECG abnormalities if done at the time of pain, and a heart attack. In the cath lab, a provocative test can be done to make the diagnosis. Typical onset is not with exercise and so stress test can be normal and the transient natture can result in normal echo, normal ECG etc. Empirically treated with calcium channel blocker and/or nitrates. Read more...

Normekg, stress, echo, holter, blood work. Age28 with no fam hist. Non smoker. Doctor says heart is fine but I still have chest pressure. Heart? Other cause?

Non cardiac. Chestpain could be from other causes also. You may have reflux with esophageal irritation/ulcer, or spasms ca cause pain. Have it looked at by a gasteroenterologist. Read more...
Probably not cardiac. Just curious - were cardiac enzymes & CRP part of the blood work? This is a good number of tests already. Given your age & negative tests, I doubt that you have heart disease right now; but about 70+% of Americans will get it at some point in later life (50s). Chest pressure can be related to acid reflux / ulcers or muscle strain, which may be the next thing to investigate. Talk to your doctor. Read more...