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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Chest Heaviness


 Eratosthenes - Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:50 pm

Yesterday, after eating a fairly heavy dinner, I came down with rather odd symptoms (for me). A 'heaviness' in my upper chest, centralized around the top of the sternum.

It persisted for several hours, and made me rather concerned. My heart never became distressed - my heartbeat never seemed to be particularly strong nor fast - and I wasn't weak, but I felt like I had to take slow deep breaths.

Later when I laid down, my chest felt very full, but it quickly subsided.

Today I once again have the symptoms, and any exertion - like running - causes me to get light-headed.

I'm currently in Lima, Peru, and was in Cuzco (elevation 3500m about - definite altitude effects there), and I did a fair bit of hiking this past weekend, with no ill effects.

Any ideas what it could be? I'll see a doctor when I'm home in a few days.

Thanks for your time!

--Mike
 Eratosthenes - Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:52 pm

Sorry - forgot some stuff.

30 year old Male, no past heart disease or problems. No current meds.

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