Our expert says:
Your pain does not sound like heart pain, and you are young, you are female, you don’t smoke, and I presume you are pre-menopausal. Your risk of heart attack and vascular disease at this stage of your life is therefore low.
However, you have a strong family history of coronary disease, so your chest pain needs to be taken more seriously, and we should remember that a normal ECG by no means excludes the diagnosis of coronary heart disease. I suggest you should see your doctor and make sure your pain is thoroughly assessed, by a cardiologist if necessary. It is also very important to check your cholesterol, your blood pressure and your blood sugar so that abnormalities can be treated - in order to reduce your long-term risk of heart disease.
The pain is almost certainly due to anxiety or to a non-cardiac cause, but I would only accept that diagnosis after a cardiac cause has been eliminated.
Best wishes. JT.
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