A 61-year-old female asked:
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i recently had pneumonia. i also have congestive heart failure and copd. now, whenever i just walk to the kitchen, i have chest tightness. what should i do?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: First of all, get fully evaluated. You have lots of significant health issues and these need close attention from you and your doctor. But keep in mind, pneumonia can frequently take a long time to heal completely, sometimes several months before your strength is fully restored.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Need doctor input: This should be discussed with your doctor as soon as possible, many causes are possible and some are serious. For example blockages in the heart arteries can cause exertion related chest pain, or a collection of fluid around the lung can occur with congestive heart failure ( pleural effusion) as well as pneumonia and may even be infected ( empyema) other possibilities as well. Would see doctor.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Angina: From your description, it seems that you have angina. Please do talk to your cardiologist.
Answered on Feb 15, 2013
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Could be angina pect: It could be heart pain ( angina pectoris) go see a doctor as soon as possible.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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