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High BP medicines. Why does chest get heavy after a walk?

I am over weight and over 60. Last check up tests on heart and lungs were good. I am on high blood pressure medication . I have a very sedentary job and do not get much excersise. When the weather is warm and I try and pick up the pace and walk a bit faster my chest feels like it is going to explode. I have a full feeling and a pain just in the center part of my sternum.
Asked On : Mon, 7 May 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Your symptoms are highly suggestive of heart pain...
You should be investigated for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
     A thorough history and physical examination is the first step -
ECG (Electrocardiogram / EKG) – Routine 12-lead – is part of clinical examination.
      TMT – Treadmill exercise ECG; may be with thallium isotope – is necessary to evaluate ischemia (reduced blood flow / Coronary Artery Disease)
     ECHOcardiogram is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy) and heart function (Ejection fraction, wall motion abnormality) / clots...

You should go to Emergency Department...

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 11 Aug 2013
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