Heart Disease Community
Heavy Chest
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

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
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
329165_tn?1385201516
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
1 hr ago
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
551ladell3675 commented on how much more
8 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
falcontracker is ...hurting Comment
9 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
329165_tn?1385201516
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia