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Need advice with heart issues

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Jun 1, 2019 | Replies (69)

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@afrobin

One rule of thumb is that if the chest pain hurts (sharp pain) when you breathe in and out, it is likely a tight muscle. We've all experienced those kinds of pains. But if you have a heart condition, better to get any pain checked out. Keep away from alcohol, caffeine, decongestants or any stimulant. That woucl be what caused your 5 minute issue. Since I had Afib, I NEVER have coffee, tea, chocolate, alcohol, stimulant dental drugs etc.. Good luck!

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I must disagree a bit. Sharp pain in inspiration (inhalation) and/or expiration (exhalation) may be caused by a problem in the lungs. However, if there is pain on TOUCH when your chest hurts, that is indicative of a muscle or nerve irritation problem; it is often an indication of costochondritis.

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