What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

Heart attack/angina. It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER.

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Having pain on left side of heart under armpit near ribcage and stabbing pain under breastbone also shortness of breath every day. Wat could this b?

Chest pains. Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. Read more...
Cardiac/PE. The two most worrisome diagnoses that come to mind are a cardiac event (a heart attack) or a blood clot in the lung (called a pulmonary embolus). Both are serious conditions for which you should seek immediate treatment. How long has this been going on? Read more...

Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?

Yes. These symptoms are consistent with Costochodritis which is inflammation in the ribs and cartilage from minor trauma which could be as simple as a hard wire in the bra. Use a heat pad, take ibuprofen 600-800mg every 6-8 hours around the clock for the next four days. If no improvement, see your physician. Read more...
Most likely. If Asthma has been rules out, costochondtritis is more likely. The condition is common in young females. You can use OTC anti inflammatory meds to relieve ain intermittently. Hope you feel better! Read more...

Tiny vsd. Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack. Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath. Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from . Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. Read more...