Causes of Chronic chest pain
Stable angina. This is the most common type of angina. Women with stable angina may experience chest pain during physical activity or times of stress. The chest pain usually goes away with rest. But it can develop into unstable angina, the type of angina that happens most often while you are resting or sleeping. Unstable angina can lead to a heart attack or cardiac arrest.
Variant (Prinzmetal's) angina. This type of unstable angina is rare. It is caused by a spasm in the coronary arteries, which carry blood to the heart muscle. Triggers for the spasm can include exposure to cold weather, stress, smoking, or cocaine use. The spasms can lead to painful attacks, often while you are resting or sleeping. This type of unstable angina rarely causes a heart attack and can be treated with medicine.
Source: OWH (DHHS)1
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Causes List for Chronic chest pain
List of possible causes of Chronic chest pain or similar symptoms may include:2
- Angina (chronic chest pain)
- Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases (ongoing chest pain)
- Lung Cancer (ongoing chest pain)
- Mesothelioma (ongoing chest pain) ...
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- Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ heart-disease-and-stroke/ heart-disease/ heart-disease-and-women
- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
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