Chest Pain Overview

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 cough-related pain, anxiety attacks (panic attacks), chest muscle strain, acid reflux and GERD. Nevertheless, the obvious concern with severe chest pain is heart attack, but there are other serious diseases of the heart and lungs (e.g. pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, asthma attack), ribs, esophagus, and also other nearby organs such as the stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, etc. See your doctor immediately for a full diagnosis. Treat any suspicion of a possible heart attack as a medical emergency.

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