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Chest pressure

Chest pressure: Introduction

Chest pressure is an extremely serious symptom because it may indicate an immediate heart attack, even in the absence of chest pain. However, there are also less serious possibilities such as heartburn, reflux, GERD, etc. Seek emergency professional medical attention immediately for chest pressure, discomfort or pain, because of the possibility of heart attack (and other serious disorders). See also all possible causes of chest pain....more »

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Causes of Chest pressure:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Chest pressure. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Chest pressure

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Causes of Types of Chest pressure:

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Chest pressure: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Chest pressure, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Chest pressure Treatments

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Stories from Users for Chest pressure

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Message Boards for Chest pressure

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Chest pressure or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Chest pressure:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Chest pressure. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • General appearance e.g. pale and sweating must consider heart attack or pulmonary embolus
    • Blood pressure - may be high in heart attack, anxiety or panic attack.
    • Pulses - check rate and regularity.
    • Temperature may be elevated in acute bronchitis and pneumonia
  • more tests...»

Chest pressure: Animations

Medications or substances causing Chest pressure:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Chest pressure as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Chest pressure: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Chest pressure may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Chest pressure

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Chest pressure. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Chest pressure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Chest pressure

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Chest pressure: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Chest pressure

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Chest pressure: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Chest pressure: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Chest pressure:

The list of organs typically affected by Chest pressure may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Chest pressure

The list below shows some of the causes of Chest pressure mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Chest pressure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Chest pressure. Of the 175 causes of Chest pressure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 174 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Chest pressure:

The following list of conditions have 'Chest pressure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Chest pressure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Chest pressure based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Chest pressure?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Chest pressure, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Chest pressure:

    Subtypes of Chest pressure:

    Chest tightness (166 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Chest pressure:

    Pressure (173 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Chest pressure:

    Chest pain (1053 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Difficulty breathing (2922 causes), Breathing, Anxiety (895 causes), Asthma (320 causes), Bronchitis (273 causes), Pneumonia (241 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Chest pressure

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chest pressure

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