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Does chest tightness relate to high blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Maybe

"chest tightness" is a worrisome symptom because it is often used to describe what people feel when their heart isn't getting enough circulation (angina).
If one has angina, high blood pressure, which forces the heart to work harder, will make it worse. If the chest tightness is due to something else (say, indigestion for example), hbp won't affect it.

In brief: Maybe

"chest tightness" is a worrisome symptom because it is often used to describe what people feel when their heart isn't getting enough circulation (angina).
If one has angina, high blood pressure, which forces the heart to work harder, will make it worse. If the chest tightness is due to something else (say, indigestion for example), hbp won't affect it.
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