Chest Pain

Chest pain is an extremely serious symptom that will put you front of the line at emergency. Chest pain needs to be treated as a medical emergency, especially if it has arisen suddenly or is severe. However, mild or ongoing chest pain can be serious too. Less serious causes include ...

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Summary: An unpleasant sensation characterized by physical discomfort (such as pricking, throbbing, or aching) localized to the chest. ...1,2

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Causes

Chest pain can be caused by a disorder of the heart, lungs, ribs, esophagus, or other chest structures. Because of the risk of heart attack, and several other life-threatening causes, chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency ...

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Causes of Chest Pain

Chest pain is quite common. If you or a family member has chest pain, it will probably be caused by something minor. But chest pain can also indicate a serious problem like a heart attack, a blood clot moving to ...3

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Diagnosis of Chest Pain

How do I know if I have heart disease? The most common symptom of heart disease is chest pain or discomfort. However, some women who have coronary artery disease (CAD) have no symptoms. This is called silent CAD. Silent CAD ...4

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Causes List for Chest Pain

Possible causes of Chest Pain (or similar symptoms) may include:5

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Misdiagnosis

Undiagnosed Heart Attack: Sadly, many people with a heart attack are diagnosed too late. Patients may attribute their symptoms to a less serious condition, such as reflux/GERD, or angina. Delaying seeking medical attention greatly worsens the prognosis for a ...

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References

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  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN117639/ 
  3. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ chest-pain
  4. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ heart-disease-and-stroke/ heart-disease/ heart-disease-and-women
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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