Chest pain and heart attack
Chest discomfort or pain may be a key warning symptom of a heart attack. Heart attack symptoms may include:
If you have any of these symptoms of a heart attack, call
Chest discomfort or pain that comes on or gets worse with exercise, stress, or eating a large meal and goes away with rest may be a warning symptom of heart disease. If you are having this type of discomfort or pain now and you are not being treated for angina, call
Other causes of chest discomfort or pain
Most people fear that chest pain always means that something is wrong with the heart. This is not the case. Chest discomfort or pain, especially in people who are younger than age 40, can have many causes.
Other, more serious problems that can cause chest pain include:
Check your symptoms to decide if and when you should see a doctor.
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