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A 55-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing chest tightness (quality: dull or achy) . the following also describes me: chest pain or discomfort. what should i do?

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Depends: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are having symptoms currently go to the Emergency Department NOW!
Last updated Feb 5, 2017

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