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Heart pain-- is this pregnancy related?

I am 15 weeks pregnant.  I felt that I was out of the woods and the pregnancy is safe, but yesterday I got really scared.  I had 6 episodes of really bad chest pains.   It feels like my heart is tightening and fighting to pump. It lasts about 10 seconds or so.  I am only 32 and in good health (I walk 2-3 miles a day and eat OK).   This happened 6 times yesterday. I called my primary Dr, but thephone was busy all day.  

I don't know if I should call my OB.   I know pregnancy increases your blood volume by 50% or so so I guess my heart is working harder.   But I don't want to waste my OB's time if it has nothing to do with my baby.  

Everytime it happens, afterwards my heart aches for a little while.  

Has anyone had heart problems related to pregnancy?   I am frightened.   I can feel it isn't gone today, my heart feels aching, but I have not had a pain episode.   I think I may go to the ER if I have another one, though.

ANY ADVICE IS WELCOME!!  
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If you are seriously frightened and concerned, go right to the ER.

If you are just unsure about what to do, call your doctors office #, and there should be instructions on what to do to get ahold of the doctor--there is usually an answering service that will have the doctor call you right back to talk to you, even on weekends.

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Lea- (great name I'm using Leah for my DD)- If I were you I would get checked out ASAP.  I know that heartburn can be common in pregnancy but that doesnt sound to me like your issue.  I would call our OB and get an after hours # or head straight to the hospital which is likely what he/she will tell you to do anyway.  Take care and keep us posted.  
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