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What causes pressure in the chest?

I have been feeling a good bit of pressure on my chest & decided it s bcs I have put on weight & need to get in better shape. I went to the gym and got on the elliptical where it took me 32 seconds to reach my target fat burning heart rate. Please tell me this is normal & will improve.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Thank you for your question
Yes. Tightness in the chest is not a good sign especially when you have had increase of weight. This may be a heart problem its important to follow such
1. Chest pain. Do x ray
2. Troponin levels
3. D Dimmers
4. Cardiac enzymes
To start for the pain
Aspirin derivatives both to thin blood and relieve pain
consult cardiologist
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