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Nagging chest pain

I'm having some chest pain mostly located down my sternum also accompanied by shortness of breath. Because I had surgery for an achilles tendon rupture a month ago, knowing the possibility of blood clots and pulmonary embolism from surgery I went to the ER. The doctor in the ER ordered a ct with and without contrast, chest x-ray, various blood test, EKG, etc. The only thing the doctors found was that I have a mild enlarged heart but I figure that's because I have high blood pressure which I am on medicine for, otherwise nothing else life threatening was found. I have an appointment with a cardiologist in a few days so I'm hoping he can discover the root cause of this nagging pain. I can only describe the pain as a tender achy feeling down my sternum. It feels a little better if I lie a certain way and take the muscle relaxers that were prescribed by the ER doctor. I'm just wondering what else could be the cause of my pain?
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Costochondritis comes to mind.  the ligaments that hold the rib cage together get inflamed and cause pain.  Have you tried some new exercises lately?  like push ups?  Or throwing a basketball?  Things you are not used to doing?

I hope the cardiologist is able to resolve this problem for you.  
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