I like many of you suffer from awful chest pain. This pain can last for hours and even days. It hits me almost every day to some degree. I have chostochondritis but the pain I went to the ER for is different than muscle ache. I get deep aching around my heart and sharp pains, I had pain in my left arm and it was hot and swollen. I felt a bit dizzy and queasy and I was dripping cold sweat and shivering. After a few doses of nitroglycerin and fast acting BP meds (BP was I think, around 220/120 and higher and I was what they called tachycardiac (fast heart rate) and I was given oxygen. I was admitted overnight. I was told I had a heart murmur and leaky valve. I already knew this....I had a stress test and alot of testing last year and was told I shouldn't worry! Now I am told that my tests last year weren't ruled normal (due to large breast shadow) and I really should have an angiogram. This is frustrating......at what point is a leaky valve trouble????? Why did the nitro help???? My cardiac enzymes were fine. Under the left breast IS where my worst pain is and the cardiologist last year (which is in the same office as the cardiologist I saw at the hospital!!!!! They are partners) was so ready to dismiss everything but I was told I was high stroke risk and started BP meds. I really does take something bad to happen for women to get listened to when it come to heart issues. We are different from men! Last year a woman my age (I knew her too) collapsed in Publix and died after seeing these docs. We must get docs to listen and not attribute all aches to our fibromyalgia!!!!!!!!!!!!!