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Center part of the chest hurts. Is this just muscle pain if in the heart area?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: It could be

Get checked for the heart if negative it could be muscle spasm.

In brief: It could be

Get checked for the heart if negative it could be muscle spasm.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management
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In brief: Many causes

There are many reasons for mid chest pain.
You must first rule out cardiac cause first. Ekg , echocardiogram, and possible thallium stress test to rule out cardiac cause. If all tests are negative, i would order chest x-ray to make sure there is no masses, pneumonia, or bronchitis. If chest x-ray negative and physical exam is negative, i would consider chest MRI or a chest cat scan.

In brief: Many causes

There are many reasons for mid chest pain.
You must first rule out cardiac cause first. Ekg , echocardiogram, and possible thallium stress test to rule out cardiac cause. If all tests are negative, i would order chest x-ray to make sure there is no masses, pneumonia, or bronchitis. If chest x-ray negative and physical exam is negative, i would consider chest MRI or a chest cat scan.
Dr. Mark Sacher
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