Submitted by Dr T on April 12, 2011 – 7:20am
Whether your doctor made the correct diagnosis, I don’t know. However, you are wrong in thinking costochondritis should be felt everywhere. It is a localized pain that occurs as a result of a local inflammation of the junction rib-cartilage-breast bone, and thus right over the area of your heart.
If correct, taking some NSAID meds should improve your symptoms. Cardiac wise, you are in good shape. With your positive family history, you should always be careful to avoid the typical risk factors for heart disease: weight gain, smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise.
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Hope this helps,