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A 18-year-old male asked:

Chest pain seems to be causing anxiety which then makes it worse ekg and other tests said heart is fine my chest feels heavy/tight/ cramp feeling too?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Anxiety: I agree that the most likely cause of your chest distress, which seems to occur at rest rather than with exertion, seems to be anxiety. Nevertheless I find that having a maximal treadmill stress test, and passing it, gives the greatest peace of mind and reassured patients like you that there is no coronary artery disease as a cause of chest discomfort. I also assume you have no heart murmurs.
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Last updated May 23, 2019

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