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16 possible causes of "Shortness of breath, Chest pa..."
Symptoms:
  • Fainting
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Low blood pressure
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
1. Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Have you ever felt your heart skip a beat? If you're not a character in a romance novel, that may mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, an...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Visual impairment
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Crushing chest pain
  • Swelling of the hands or legs
2. High Blood Pressure Overview
Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & other health problems. Learn HBP symptoms & get treatment under an MD's care.
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
3. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition where your heart muscle, or myocardium, becomes thicker than normal. This interferes with your heart's ability to pump blood.In most cases, HCM doesn't cause an...
Symptoms:
  • Burping
  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Abdominal distension, gaseous
4. Hyperventilation
Hyperventilation is a condition in which you suddenly start to breathe very quickly. Healthy breathing occurs with a healthy balance between breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. While hyperventilating...
Symptoms:
  • Bounding pulse
  • Tired
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Moist skin
5. Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. It's not a single disease, but rather, a number of different heart disorders all caused by the same thing: the heart working unde...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Confusion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • 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:
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
7. Heart Murmurs and Other Sounds
During a regular medical checkup, your doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat to determine whether your heart is beating properly and has a normal rhythm. This gives the doctor information concernin...
Symptoms:
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Choking sensation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
8. Panic Disorder
Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of having a panic attack. You are having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror that has no obvious cause. You may experience physical symptoms such as ...
Symptoms:
  • Slow heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Swollen legs
9. Congestive (Dilated) Cardiomyopathy
Congestive cardiomyopathy, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy, is characterized by a weak primary pumping chamber in the heart. Your heart automatically attempts to correct for this inefficiency. In turn, thi...
Symptoms:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
10. Sick Sinus Syndrome
Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is a general name for a group of disorders caused by a malfunctioning sinus node. The sinus node acts as a pacemaker inside the heart. Sinus rhythm (the normal beating of the heart) i...

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