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How much should I worry about chest pressure?
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Possibly very
Chest pressure can have many possible causes, including angina or heart attack.
Spasm of the esophagus, muscle spasm, asthma, bronchitis are others that can cause a feeling of pressure in the chest. Do not self-diagnose this one; for chest pressure lasting over 15 minutes without clear cause esp if smoker, diabetic, family history of heart attack, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, call 911.

In brief: Possibly very
Chest pressure can have many possible causes, including angina or heart attack.
Spasm of the esophagus, muscle spasm, asthma, bronchitis are others that can cause a feeling of pressure in the chest. Do not self-diagnose this one; for chest pressure lasting over 15 minutes without clear cause esp if smoker, diabetic, family history of heart attack, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, call 911.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Can be serious
If due to heart disease, can have heart attack.
Can be due to lung problems. Can be due to esophagus problem.

In brief: Can be serious
If due to heart disease, can have heart attack.
Can be due to lung problems. Can be due to esophagus problem.
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