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A 30-year-old male asked:

What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

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Dr. Felecia Sumner
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Heart attack/angina: It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER.
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