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"Pinching" in the chest.

I am a 44 year old male with a short history of high blood pressure. Last week while on a business trip, I experienced what I thought was a heart attack, but turned out to be SVT. I went to a local emergency room and they gave me IV medicine that brought my heartbeat back down from 222 BPM, although when I was released, the rate was still at 108 BPM. The SVT lasted about 40 minutes. (First time experiencing anything like this for this period of time.)
Every since then, I have had this "pinching" pain in the center of my chest that scares me. I have been taking 50mg of Atenolol for about six months. I visited my regular doctor and she upped the dosage to 100 mg. I can't get into a cardiologist for three weeks (no appointments are available). This pinching concerns me. Ibuprofen helps ease the pain. But it comes right back after a few hours.
Anyone else ever experienced  this? (By the way, I called my doctor and all they told me was to go to emergency if it gets too bad.) How do I know when is "too bad?)
Any suggestions?
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