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28 possible causes of "Chest tightness"
Symptoms:
  • Chest tightness
1. Chest Pain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room. In 2008, about nine percent of all ER visits wer...
Symptoms:
  • Stopped breathing
  • Pain
  • Intercostal recession
  • Stops breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Blue fingernails
2. Asthma Overview
Learn about asthma. Explore the types of asthma and read information about their symptoms, causes and treatments. Continue reading!
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Weight loss
  • Pursed-lip breathing
  • Swollen feet
  • Chest tightness
  • Painful respiration
3. Emphysema
Emphysema is a disease of the lungs. It occurs most often in smokers. It also occurs in people who regularly breathe in irritants.
Symptoms:
  • Coughing up phlegm
  • Headache
  • Choking
  • Pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Irritation of nose
4. Allergies Overview
An allergy is the immune system's response to a foreign substance that is not typically harmful to your body. These foreign substances-such as certain foods, pollen, or pet dander-are called allergens. They elicit ...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Moist skin
  • Shortness of breath on exertion
  • Chest tightness
  • High blood pressure
5. Angina Pectoris
Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Lower blood flow means your heart isn't getting enough oxygen. This pain often occurs with physical activity or stress. Stable angina, als...
Symptoms:
  • General weakness
  • Bounding pulse
  • Pain
  • Confusion
  • Chest tightness
  • Tired
6. Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter
Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are irregular heart rhythms that occur when the upper chambers of your heart (the atria) beat too fast.Atrial fibrillation can be sustained or can occur in bursts. It creates a...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Chest tightness
  • Heartburn
7. Unstable Angina
Angina is a condition marked by crushing pain in your chest that may also be felt in your shoulders, neck, and arms. The pain is caused by inadequate blood supply to your heart, which leaves your heart deprived o...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Heart murmurs
  • Moist skin
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Abdominal pain radiating to shoulder
  • Chest tightness
  • Feeling of impending doom
8. Heart Attack Overview
In the movies, heart attacks are always very obvious. In reality, heart attacks aren't always so sudden or dramatic. Read our brief overview for information about heart attacks.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Low blood pressure
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Stops breathing
  • Jugular venous engorgement
  • Chest tightness
  • Heart rate altered
9. Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung)
Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air becomes trapped in the space around the lungs-the pleural space. This can cause the lung to collapse and put pressure on the heart. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Pain on swallowing
  • Vomiting
  • Coffee ground vomit
  • Chest pain at rest
  • Chest tightness
  • Regurgitates food
10. Types of Acid Reflux
Acid reflux disease or GERD is a chronic digestive disease with symptoms of esophogeal burning & heartburn. GERD can be managed thru medication & lifestyle changes.

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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