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Hypertension, heavy feeling in chest. Taking labetalol. Need to ask a doctor for cure?

I just had a baby on 1/29 and was high risk for hypertension .. afterwards my bp went to 172/118 and was put on 400 mg labetalol twice a day... about a week ago I started getting these feeling in my chest like someone is stepping on my chest and I can t breath usually last a minute or two then stops but it happen periodically
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

"Feeling someone stepping on chest" is very highly suggestive of Coronary Artery Disease...
Your age and gender do not favour it - but congenital anomalies may...
Hypertension goes with it....
Such conflicts can only be resolved by further investigations....

EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.
Especially so, in view of the young age...

The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Hemant Kumar's  Response
i think your blood pressure is not controlled, as your bp increases , it cause strain on heart which leads to heavy feeling on chest.
please check blood pressure specially at time of symptoms
you have to increase medicines
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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