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i have heaviness when i breath plus my right shoulder hurts. i am a 46 year old female. is this serious?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A 40 year-old woman with shoulder pain and chest heaviness can be evaluated to see if there is a heart or lung problem (or some other problem). A call to her primary care doctor can help. The doctor may refer to the ER or to other specialists if needed. If a primary care doctor is not immediately available, one can be seen at the ER to make sure the problem is not a heart attack.

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