Heart Disease Community
Heavy Chest
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heavy Chest

I am a 49 year old male ex smoker. Over the past several months I have been having a heavy feeling in my left chest that comes and goes. In the beginning I would go to sit down and I would feel my heart like beat extra. That has stoped, but now I get this heavy feeling when I go to sit down sometimes. I also have some discomfort on the left side of my back.  I am not sure if this is my heart or lungs.
Related Discussions
187666_tn?1331176945
An occasional extra beat or skipped beat feeling may simply be a PVC - a premature ventricular contraction. But the frequent heavy feeling wouldn't linger like that with a quick "heart hiccup." I hope you'll consider going in to the doctor to be checked. As long as your heart is structurally OK, PVC's are not a problem. While you're there, the doctor can check your lungs for asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc. Congrats on giving up the smoking. I understand it's one of the toughest things to do.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
996946_tn?1423002849
Blank
LindaTX commented on photo
13 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
bcmsmom is back Comment
18 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Foam Rolling
May 23 by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia