Our expert says:
The symptoms you describe are not those of heart disease and sound as though they are “musculo-skeletal”, ie they are related to the cartilage or the bone or the muscles or ligaments of the chest wall – not the heart!
Also you should remember that being a young woman before menopause your chances of a heart attack at this stage of your life are extremely low. Your father, on the other hand, was a man in his 60’s or thereabouts and therefore at very much higher risk.
You can be 100% certain that the symptoms you are experiencing are not from your heart and that you are not in the same category as your father!
Of course it is sensible as you get older to reduce your coronary risk as much as you can, particularly when you yourself get into your 60’s or 70’s. So you should do what everybody should do, ie have your cholesterol checked, have your blood pressure checked from time to time, eat sensibly, exercise regularly, watch you weight, and do not smoke.
I hope this is helpful.
Best wishes, JT
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.