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A 28-year-old male asked:

Can emotional distress cause chest tightness and pain and if so how long?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes, emotional stress can cause enough pain to mimic a heart attack. Visit this site for information: https://www.svhhearthealth.com.au/conditions/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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