I'm a 42 year old, relatively healthy female. Two years ago I had a cardiac ablation for pvc's, and this past July I had another electrophysiology study done which showed no recurrence. For the past few days I've had on and off sharp pains in the middle left side of my chest. It's not associated with deep breaths or physical exertion, it just comes and goes, sometimes makes me dizzy. Yesterday I had a slight pressure in the middle of my chest that lasted almost an hour. Today I'm still having the pains in the left middle, on and off. I know that I have mitral valve prolapse with slight regurgitation. Could this be a symptom of that? I have an appt with my cardiologist first thing tomorrow morning, but the nurse told me to go to the ER immediately if I get shortness of breath, a heavy pressure, or the pains do not go away as they have been.
I rather doubt that you had a cardiac ablation for "pvc's" - but in any case a recent study is apparently showing a normal heart rhythm. Mitral valve prolapse with some mitral regurgitation has been reported to be associated with chest pains. Pressure pains in the middle of the chest are of concern and merit a consultation with a physician or a visit to the emergency room of a hospital. Sharp pains that are recurrent, even if in the left chest, are rarely from the heart.
By all means consult with your cardiologist, particularly about the pressure pain that you had in the middle of the chest.
Please keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.
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