I have been having these symptoms for about 4 years, I finally went to the doc. I'm 21 years old. I have heart arrhythmia. I don't know if this would have to do with my chest pain, but when I was born the doc told my mother I had extra cartilage on the bottom of my sternum. Anyways, I get a horrible crushing pain on my chest, I can't even move or it will hurt worse. My sternum feels inflamed or one of ribs are on top of the other. If I touch my ribs or chest it's VERY sensitive and hurts. My heart beats very fast and hard when this happens. I went to the doctor and they did an EKG and made me wear a heart monitor for 24 hours to see if they find anything, and whenever I have these "attacks" my heart beats up to about 200 beats per minute. It doesn't radiate anywhere, that I realize, I'm in too much pain to notice it hurting or radiating anywhere besides my chest. My doctor doesn't know what's wrong with me! Help!
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