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05 Dec 2005

Scared of heart attack

When I sneeze it feels like the part where my ribs come together on my chest wants to rip appart. I also get these pains in the left hand side of my chest. Could this be a sign of a heart attack, I am only 24 years old and not really overweight.

The pains comes and goes.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Shaun,

What you describe is not in the least suggestive of a heart attack. More likely to be a problem with your rib cartilages, perhaps a form of costo-chondritis. Please see your GP about this.

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