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What Causes Pressure In The Chest Along With Hypertension?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: My chest is tight and my blood pressure is high. Should i do anything but relax?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
would be best to be seen to rule out serious causes

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using HealthcareMagic

You may want to consider assessment by a doctor.

Though chest tightness can often be associated with conditions that are not serious, these are only considered when the serious conditions are ruled out.

This means that generally we prefer to rule out heart disease even if it is not likely before considering another cause.

You should consider an assessment which would consist of physical examination, repeat blood pressure and pulse, oxygen levels, blood tests such as cardiac markers and an ECG.

If these are normal then other causes would be considered. Other causes of chest discomfort include asthma, reflux, esophageal spasm, injury or inflammation of the muscles or sternum, anxiety.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions


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What Causes Pressure In The Chest Along With Hypertension?

Brief Answer: would be best to be seen to rule out serious causes Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using HealthcareMagic You may want to consider assessment by a doctor. Though chest tightness can often be associated with conditions that are not serious, these are only considered when the serious conditions are ruled out. This means that generally we prefer to rule out heart disease even if it is not likely before considering another cause. You should consider an assessment which would consist of physical examination, repeat blood pressure and pulse, oxygen levels, blood tests such as cardiac markers and an ECG. If these are normal then other causes would be considered. Other causes of chest discomfort include asthma, reflux, esophageal spasm, injury or inflammation of the muscles or sternum, anxiety. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions