What is chest pain?
Chest pain is discomfort and/or soreness in or around the chest. In general, chest pain can be divided into heart-related chest pain (cardiac chest pain) and chest pain that is not from a heart condition (non-cardiac chest pain). If a person is having chest pain and does not know the cause, they should be immediately evaluated by emergency medical personnel.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/26/2014
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