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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes tightness and pain in the chest?

Hi, currently having chest pain slightly lateral to the sternum on the heart side directly above the heart. Pain or(tightness) is steady throughout the day does tend to go away. Does not get worse with exercise or deep breaths no symptoms of shortness of breath or any other affects usually associated with heart attack symtoms
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

Your symptoms can be related to many causes.

I suggest to do a electrocardiogram to exclude the positive of a cardiac issue.

If this issue is excluded another possible cause can be acid reflux.

This diagnosis can be treated with antacids.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contappct me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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