Had no idea...
I never experienced any pain in my chest. I felt lots of stomach pain for about a month. Any movement at all, I would feel a pulling in my stomach and then get short of breath.
After things not seeming to get any better I made an appointment with my primary doctor. Right away after explaining to her my pain, she tells me that she wants to do an x-ray of my chest and blood work. OMG!
To my surprise I received information that I have an enlarged heart, a blood clot in my main artery, and that my heart is only working at 10-15%.
So, finding this information out was so scary to me since I did not have any of the normal warnings. I try to keep fit, watch what I eat, have never smoked or drank and only 40 years old. I have not had any procedures. My doctors are just treating me with medication at this point.
I would really like to get feedback on others with heart problems and what type of medication you're taking or surgeries you've had.