Sometimes I get a tightness in chest / top of abdomen. Went to hospital, heart is fine they said. What else could cause this?

Multiple Causes. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), muscle problems, or anxiety to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At your age it is unlikely serious but should see a doctor if things persist.

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I went to the hospital earlier today for some chest tightness. I was hooked onto a heart monitor when it beeped and said r on t pvc. What is that?

Shap of the QRS. So r is the top of the up and down narrow shape and the t follows this. This is the electrical activity that causes the contraction of the lower part of your heart. So if you are moving or have a firing where the electrical sending signal and the relaxing signal happens on top, it may be pvc. Happens to some and completely normal; doesn't mean anything bad typically. Read more...