Chest Pain

Chest pain varies depending on the intensity, location, and duration. It might be a sign of some severe heart conditions like a heart attack, or sometimes it can be due to some other conditions that are not life-threatening. Acid reflux, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and bronchospasm might also cause chest pain.

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What causes chest tightness, sweaty palms, and uneasiness?

Query: Hi doctor,My son-in-law aged 44 years, slightly overweight, had symptoms of tightness of chest, sweaty palm and uneasiness. The tests showed blood pressure reading as 140/80 mmHg and ECG showed left ventricle irregularity. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG is just a baseline test of cardiology. The tightness of chest associated with sweating can be stable angina. Stable angina is chest pain or discomfort that most often occurs with activity or emotio...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pains that increase on smoking?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 63 kilograms. I have chest pain for a couple of months and it became constant now. Pain gets worse when I eat. I have pain in different spots. Sometimes it is present on the right side or left side or on my ribs. Sometimes, I seem to have swollen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The main risk factor is smoking and try to quit smoking. Pain at different sites and bloating can be due to acidity or gas. You have mentioned about swollen ribs. It is unusual to have it because ribs are bones and they do not show swelling. Y...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of subclavian steal syndrome (SSS)?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain, which is like pressure or something I cannot explain, but it really hurts.It happens in my whole left chest and my upper left-back.I experienced it yesterday. This feeling frequently happens after I have done some tiring physical activities or when I am stressed. My left arm...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. These symptoms are probably due to anxiety, but another cause is subclavian steal syndrome (SSS). In SSS, blood is diverted from brain to arm during exertion leading to arm pain, dizziness, vertigo, visual impairment, etc. SSS occurs due to blocka...  Read Full »

My husband becomes nervous and sweats a lot normally. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My husband is obese with a weight of 127 kilograms. His blood pressure was 140/80 mmHg. He sweats a lot and feels hot when I do not feel it. He seems to be extremely nervous. I have some questions regarding my husband's ECG report. It takes time to get an appointment with a cardiologist an...  Read Full »


Dr. Malay Shukla

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband has a clinical profile with a body mass index of 35.9 kg/m2 and blood pressure around 140/80 mmHg. You have not mentioned the medications taken. He is a 40-year-old male with a history of frequent sweating. He has a history of chest pain and shortness of br...  Read Full »

Why am I having fluctuations in my heart rate every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old female with a weight of 65 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have done a holter test when I was 24 years old. The doctor told me that I have tachycardia and he gave me Diltiazem. I quitted it after taking it for some days. During sleeping, my resting he...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems that you have a conduction abnormality. Our heart has a network of fibers that helps to conduct impulses through the heart and so it pumps blood to the body. When there is an abnormality in conduction, the heart rate goes up or down o...  Read Full »

Does mitral valve prolapse cause chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. I am diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse five years ago. I recently consulted with a cardiologist for my mild chest pains and anxiety attacks. She ordered 2D echo and these are the results. Should I go see the doctor immediately? I am scheduled to see her aga...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I have gone through the result of your echo. There are minor changes due to the mitral valve prolapse. But these changes are not too serious enough to affect your heart function. I advise you to wait until your next appointment with her. There are no signific...  Read Full »

What can cause chest pain, breathing difficulty, and bluish discoloration of nails?

Query: Hi doctor,I have chest pain for a week. Sometimes, I have difficulty in breathing with a sore throat and sleep problems. I notice a change in the color of the nails. Before it was reddish and now it is pale violet or blue. I have a cold with a dry throat.  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have severe lung infection with hypoxia. As you are in the midst of a pandemic, you can also have COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) in an advanced stage. The change in the color of nails with violet or blue indicates a red flag and you n...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain on the left side above the breast bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having some chest pain issues. When I push above my left breast bone it hurts in only one spot. I have also have a feeling like something is moving around in my chest and sometimes it feels like my chest hair is moving when it is not. There has also been a internal tremor lik...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long have you been on these medicines? Because their side effects may be responsible for some of your symptoms. Did you undergo vitamin D testing ever? On listening to your symptoms, it does not appear like a major issue. There is a significant component of obes...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain and blurred vision?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had PTMC twice. He had also undergone an MVR before 10 years. Unfortunately, his heart rate always seems to rise to 150 or 160. Two years back, he had a cardioversion and was fine with the drugs Renozex and Sotalex. After the MVR, he was on Warfarin and his INR was fine. Thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. The Holter reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your father reveal his baseline rhythm to be atrial fibrillation. The rapid heart rate associated with atrial fibrillation can result in chest pain or discomfort (angi...  Read Full »

I have frequent pain in shoulders, arms, legs, and chest. Is it due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old man. My weight is 22 stone, but I am pretty active despite my weight. I am neither easily fatigued from being active nor do I ever feel breathless other than normal. There is no history of peripheral artery disease in my family or coronary artery disease and to my knowl...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to see your detailed history for which I have asked for. Firstly, your ECG is perfectly normal. For anything to be wrong in case of ECG, the changes should be present in at least two consecutive leads at a time. In your case whether it is a T-wave or Q, it ...  Read Full »

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