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Category: Cardiology
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My 15 year-old daughter has sudden, unpredictable bouts of

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My 15 year-old daughter has sudden, unpredictable bouts of pain in her heart muscle, that last for 5-8 minutes. She is otherwise very fit, healthy, sports-minded. We are waiting and waiting to see someone on the NHS, without even having had an electrocardiogram. How serious might this be, and do we need to 'shake the tree'?
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: It's very good. No history.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, her mother and I are very fit too.
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Her symptoms are most likely due to;

1) Esophagitis/esophageal spasm.

2) Chest wall/chest muscle pain.

This is unlikely to be related to the heart.

Heart pain do not come off and on and in her age group, heart-related pain is extremely rare.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
This sounds entirely likely. Thank you for the advice.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

You are very welcome.

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