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I have been experiencing heart palpitations and "heaviness"

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I have been experiencing heart palpitations and "heaviness" in my chest but no pain or shortness of breath. x3 episodes in the last 4 days. not sure if it warrants a trip to the e.r.
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: no i have not. not shortness of breath but i have to stop moving to slow the heaviness
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: htn, obesity, hypothyroidism, chronic back/hip pain.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

how old are you?

are you male or female?

high blood pressure and obesity increase your risks for heart related chest pains.

do you smoke cigarettes?

do you have a history of anxiety symptoms? anxiety can cause chest heaviness.

acid reflux can also cause heaviness .

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
okay thanks
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am a 48 year old african-american woman. I do have high blood pressure, i do no smoke nor exposed to smoke. i do get anxious as i am heavily stressed but these occurences are not when stressed but when active. i have a history of gi bleeds but no acid reflux that i am aware of.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

I see

I'm glad you don't smoke

anxiety can make you worried about very mild and slight symptoms.

"heaviness" is a pretty vague symptom

I suspect your symptoms are not related to your heart and you are most likely not having a heart attack.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
okay thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

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