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am i having a heart attack?
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am i having a heart attack?

im a 19 yr old female and just last week i had a ekg ran on me. my doctor said it was normal and everything looked fine. im having chest pain and its been doing this for about3 or 4 days now. im scared im having a heart attack.? could this be what is wrong? it feels like im having heart burn but i dont know?
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Unfortunately, there is a wide differential for the cause of chest discomfort.  I would be reassured if your physician evaluation noted everything to be fine. However, if you continue to have persistent chest discomfort or worsening symptoms, you may want to be re-evaluated to ensure there is not something else going on.  Heart attacks happen most oftenly in individuals who are older with multiple risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, history of smoking, diabetes, and family history of an early heart attack).  Given your relatively young age (unsure about your other risk factors or other medical conditions), I would suspect that a heart attack would be very unusual, but unfortunately cannot say for sure without  more deatiled description of your symptoms and with a physical examination (and/or other diagnostic studies).
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