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I feel a little pressure on my chest right where the heart is what could that be?

I feel a little pressure on my chest right where the heart is what could that be?

Take a deep breath: Really. Chest discomfort is not usually cardiac. If taking a deep breath makes it worse, if it occurs spontaneously, if touching the area reproduces the discomfort, if it lasts a long time, if not associated with activity or other associated symptoms, if you are younger with no risk factors or family history, you can probably relax. But, your mileage may vary, so if any doubt, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Sometimes I start feeling dizzy and a little bit numb then , I feel a pressure on my chest and my heart beats rapiditly. What is that?

Sometimes  I start feeling dizzy and a little bit numb then , I feel a pressure on my chest and my heart beats rapiditly. What is that?

Needs evaluation: Although simple anxiety and panic attacks can cause the symptoms you describe, it is incumbent on your doctors to make sure that you are not having a primary cardiac arrhythmia that is causing the symptoms you describe. A holter (24 hour) or event monitor (3-4 week) may be useful, as well as an echocardiogram and stress test to see if the symptoms are inducible. ...Read more

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I have small hiatal hernia but have constant chest pressure and fullness that never goes away..Could this be due to hernia? Heart & lungs are fine.

I have small hiatal hernia but have constant chest pressure and fullness that never goes away..Could this be due to hernia? Heart & lungs are fine.

Hiatal hernia: Yes, it can be. The hiatal hernia does t need to be large. Even if the hernia is small, it may be large enough to cause significant gerd/esophagitis to cause severe discomfort. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) isn't calming me down. Feels like my heart is racing but isnt. A little bit of tingling in my right arm. Chest pressure?

Xanax (alprazolam) isn't calming me down. Feels like my heart is racing but isnt. A little bit of tingling in my right arm. Chest pressure?

Panic / anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is too short acting in my opinion to be used for anxiety disorder. As a behavioral neurologist I see a lot of people with head injury, dementia, mood disorders, epilepsy and anxiety disorders. Rebreathing carbon dioxide using a small paper bag helps many people with panic attacks / hyperventilation. Long term therapy includes CBT, clean meds, simplification of meds, etc. ...Read more

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Have small HH, constant chest pressure and SOB when I lay down. ruled out heart do have reflux .im on ppi, can it still be caused by gerd and hernia?

Have small HH, constant chest pressure and SOB when I lay down. ruled out heart do have reflux .im on ppi, can it still be caused by gerd and hernia?

Esophageal spasms?: Non cardiac related chest pain and pressure requires a thorough evaluation including upper endoscopy and often manometric studies of the esophagus. High amplitude esophageal spasms can cause severe chest pain and this is often confused with chest pain from a cardiac etiology. Since you cardiac work-up is normal, this should be investigated further by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I am always burping and little chest pressure.Thinking of any heart disease. One year before did tests but were normal. Have no heartburn but belching?

I am always burping and little chest pressure.Thinking of any heart disease. One year before did tests but were normal. Have no heartburn but belching?

Frequent belching: Is a form of eructation, gerd or heartburn. Heartburn can be without pain just that acid and gas. You have had a good test for the heart and heart problem should not develop so suddenly unless something was missed. You are on Omeprazole so try an antacid or h2 blocker in addition (mylanta or zantac). Then go see your doctor and discuss it. ...Read more

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Feeling pressure on my chest - like i can't get a deep enough breath and my heart is thumping loudly. Cause?

Feeling pressure on my chest - like i can't get a deep enough breath and my heart is thumping loudly. Cause?

Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more