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What is the definition or description of: chest tightness?

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are some possibilities to consider.

Answered Jun 23, 2018

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