Re: chest tightness.....need help
Usually heart pain is not made worse by breathing in hard. Costochondritis (rib connection inflammation) is the usual culprit.
The regurgitations are probably MITRAL VALVE and TRUNCAL VALVE backflows caused by slightly "leaky valves." I doubt that the slight murmurs have anything to do with the pain.
I once, many years ago, had a "bubble" that hurt when I breath...it lasted for days. Finally on one DEEP breath it went BLURP and was never heard from again. Damn thing cost me an entire day in an e/r! I think it was a drop of water in my lungs (started in a pool), but I'll never know for sure.
A case of GERD is also a possibility for your pain...but again, GERD isn't very sensitive to deep breaths.
Last edited by Lenin; 12-17-2004 at 05:32 AM.