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Very sharp but brief chest pain

I'm 38, in pretty good shape and have no know history of heart illness in my family.  I do get PVCs on and off from time to time but have been told they are benign.  I had an echo and holter done 2-3 years ago...they said I was fine.

I was 5 minutes into my treadmill run the other night when out of nowhere I felt a very sharp, piercing like pain in my chest (and I felt it in my upper right back, behind the shoulder blade too, at the exact same time, which was odd).  It was VERY fast, like less than 1 second.  It scared me but I continued to run for another 40 minutes and everything was fine.  Nothing was different that day before or after that chest pain.

Does this sound like a heart problem?  Is it possible that a PVC could cause such pain?  I've had thousands of PVCs in my life and while they are annoying never has one ever felt painful like that.  Plus I don't *think* I had a PVC during this chest pain but then again the pain was so noticeable I could have had a PVC and just not noticed it (due to the pain).  

Anyway it was SCARY!  Thoughts?

Thanks,
James

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3455166 tn?1347510733
Any dizziness? If not, and considering it wrapped around to your back, that sounds to me like it would be related to a nerve.
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159619 tn?1318997813
Pains that are sharp and short in duration are rarely cardiac in nature. The pain you describe sounds more like a muscle or ribcage injury. It is VERY, VERY rare for a PVC to cause pain.This really sounds like Lung or chest wall pain. What did your doctor say? You should get checked out to be safe.

Jon
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