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What causes tightness and pain in chest?

About 15 hrs ago I experienced severe tightness and pain in my chest. I kept pushing on my chest with my fist. Should I go to the E.R. and get checked out? If they were to do an EKG would it show if I had severe angina problems yesterday. The pain lasted about 20 minutes. I was scared and asked the sales clerk to get me a seat becasue I felt so weak. I was just having a shopping day at the mall while my daughter was trying on clothes. Please advise me on what to do.                                                   
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

I suggest you go to the doctor and do some routine blood tests, TPI, an ECG, cardiac sonography and a chest X-ray. The doctor then would say what is wrong and what is needed to do next, a cardiac stress test, an angio CT scan or coronary angiography.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Anila Skenderi, General & Family Physician
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