Chest tightness

The feeling of chest tightness may be caused by a heart condition (e.g. heart attack) or a respiratory condition causing breathing difficulty (e.g. asthma attack). A tight chest is also caused by strong emotion such as anxiety, anger or sadness, and may also occur in a panic attack ...

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Specific Causes of Chest tightness

Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually happens because the arteries supplying the heart become hardened and narrowed. The pain and discomfort of angina feels like ...1

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Causes List for Chest tightness

Possible causes of Chest tightness (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Angina/ 
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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