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I am a 42 years old male , have occasional unpredictable chest pain (pressure type) since 1 month ago. No HTN , no hyperlipidemy , no other dis. Why?

I am a 42 years old male , have occasional unpredictable chest pain (pressure type) since  1 month ago. No HTN , no hyperlipidemy , no other dis. Why?

Myriad of reasons: There are many reasons for this other than cardiac. BUT, if you have not had any cardiac workup I would still recommend starting with this and getting a stress test. If that is negative then the possibilities include lung disease (asthma, COPD, interstitial disease), stress / anxiety, sleep apnea. Start with the heart and go from there! ...Read more

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Chest Pressure (Definition)

Chest pressure is a sensation of heaviness on or within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


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Tachycardia, high blood pressure, occasional chest pain, dizzy. Can I drive to er?

Tachycardia, high blood pressure, occasional chest pain, dizzy. Can I drive to er?

No: You would be at risk for a serious automobile accident. Have someone drive you, or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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What is chest pressure?

What is chest pressure?

Chest pain : Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy etc. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pressure and pain?

Stress and Angina: The most common cause of chest pains is stress. The next most common cause is stomach acid reflux, next is musculoskeletal including costochondritis (inflammation of ribs and rib cartilage), next is heart disease (angina). Other causes include pneumonia, pleurisy, pericarditis, gall bladder inflammation, etc. ...Read more