Pain in the chest : Medical Symptom Description


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Pain in the chest: Pain in the chest is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Chest pain. For a medical symptom description of 'Pain in the chest', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Chest pain (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Pain in the chest' may be possible.
Chest pain (symptom): Pain in the chest region.
Chest pain (symptom): Chest pain is an extremely serious symptom because it may indicate an immediate heart attack. Because of the risk of heart attack, seek emergency professional medical attention immediately for any type of chest pain or chest tightness.It is sadly all too common for people to misdiagnose chest pain as something milder (e.g. heartburn, angina), when in fact it does come from a heart attack. It is also possible to have a heart attack without chest pain; see symptoms of heart attack.

Another common cause of sudden chest pain is an panic attack (anxiety attack) where it is common for people to rush to the hospital believing they are having a heart attack. Nevertheless, it is always important to rule out heart attack as the cause of chest pain or other chest symptoms, so seek professional medical help immediately.

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