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What causes chest tightness and heart palpitations?

Hello... I have chest tightness and I feel like my heart is acting weird... I mean when I lie down I can feel my heart beating loudly sometimes... when Im sitting I feel like my hear is beating up to my throat, I mean I can feel my hear beating in the lower part of my throat, it feels like im being suffocated..
Tue, 24 Feb 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to Health care Magic. Thank you for posting your question.
I can understand your concern.

I went through the details . What I can understand is that you are very anxious about this . Do not worry.
See, if you are anxious , this anxiety can itself manifest as tremors of the hand , sweating, jaw pain , pain in stomach , chest pain and the increased heart rate and palpitation.

I would suggest you to get an Electrocardiogram (ECG) done as soon as possible.

Get back to us or visit a clinician if you have chest pain or palpitations or breathlessness or skipped beats. He/she can examine you and correlate clinically.

Hope this helps.

Post any other question. We will be happy to help.
Have a nice day. Regards.
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