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I am a 36 year old man who is fairly active and in fairly good shape. Lately I have been noticing that I am getting tired and short of breath, especially after mild exertion. I am always feeling my heart pounding inside my chest, even when I am at rest. My resting pulse always seems to be above 100bpm. I will get hot, all of the sudden, and start feeling sick and start sweating. I checked my blood pressure today and it was 176/106. I also get dizzy and lightheaded all the time. I am not sure if my symptoms are really something to worry about since I am so young or if I need to make an appointment with a cardiologist. Heart disease does run in my family though. My dad has AFIB and congestive heart failure and my grandparents on both sides had heart disease. I think my issues have been happening since I was a kid. I used to get hot and sick to my stomach all the time when I would go with my family to theme parks or to the beach. I couldn't play sports because I would get tired and start getting hot and sick again. I would like to find out what is going on with my health because something definitely does not feel right. I have also developed a cough that mostly comes on whenever I get short of breath. I can't even do cardio at the gym because I get short of breath and my chest starts to hurt. I have also experienced pain in the center of my chest as well as in my left arm and my left lower jaw on occasion. I have a slight fear of seeing the doctor. I haven't been since I was 14. And, I have a new symptom to add: last night I experienced pain in my chest(as I have for the past year) but after the pain there was this sharp tearing sensation in the area of my heart. I never experienced a tearing pain before.? Should I be concerned? What could be the problem?
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