Palpitations (Fluttering In Chest), Pressure Or Heaviness And Tightness

Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2020

A feeling of fluttering in the chest can be present in conditions ranging from atrial fibrillation to panic attack. Nonspecific or generalized symptoms like a sense of pressure or heaviness may accompany these and many other conditions. Tightness and pressure in the chest that come on suddenly can also be related to a heart problem. Seek immediate medical attention for the sudden onset of severe pressure or heaviness in the chest. Contact your doctor any time you are concerned about your symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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