Why does my heart hurt whenever I take deep breaths?
Don't freak just yet. Sometimes you can get wack air pockets in your lungs. I've had 'em before. Hurts when you breathe deep? They went away after a while. If it persists.. 24+ hours.. see a Dr.
The heart pains are caused when the cartilage in the rib cage becomes inflamed, particularly in the sternum. This condition is referred to as Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS) and it is very common among teenagers and adults. It is normal to have them and there is no need for an alarm. For more information on the same, visit