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I've been having chest pressure off and on all evening. I

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Hi I've been having chest pressure off and on all evening. I just checked my BP its 101/68 and my pulse is 52? Is my pulse causing the pressure?
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Customer: I take blood pressure meds and I have pericardial effusion. But this pressure is has been continuous for approx five hours?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


If you are known to have a pericardial effusion and tonight you have had new onset of chest pressure then you need to be evaluated right away / ASAP/ at the ER!!

This may be angina may be having complications due to increased pressure of the effusion on the heart..

You need cardiac evaluation and care right away..

I would advise you to call 911 to minimize any possible delay...

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Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much for your quick response. I cannot go to the ER right now but I will see my physician in the morning.
Many thanks.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Do your best to take care of yourself...

Best Regards!

Anthony Bray MD