In medicine, chest pain is a symptom of a number of serious conditions and is generally considered a medical emergency, unless the patient is a known angina pectoris sufferer and the symptoms are familiar (appearing at exertion and resolving at rest, known as "stable angina").

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Chest Pain Symptoms

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Screening and diagnosis
... At the emergency room or chest pain center — some large hospitals designate areas just for the evaluation of chest pain — you''ll probably have your blood pressure, pulse and temperature c...
Source: MayoClinic

Chest Pain: When is Stress Testing Necessary?
... What causes chest pain? Chest pain can be a symptom of many conditions, some harmless, some life threatening. Physicians often refer to chest pain as being the result of a cardiac or non-cardiac condi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Chest Pain Treatment

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Treatment
... Cardiac causes If it appears that heart problems are the cause of your chest pain, your doctor may give you medications such as: Aspirin. Aspirin inhibits blood clotting, helping to maintain blood flo...
Source: MayoClinic

Chest Pain Other

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What You Need to Know About Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
... What is non-cardiac chest pain? Many people, both young and old, have intermittent chest pain. Chest pain can be alarming, as it might indicate severe heart disease or even a heart attack. However, ma...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Facts About Angina
... What is angina? ANGINA PECTORIS ("ANGINA") IS A recurring pain or discomfort in the chest that happens when some part of the heart does not receive enough blood. It is a common symptom of co...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Chest Pain Treatment

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Angina
... Angina is a common term shortened for the medical term "angina pectoris". The word angina itself means pain; pectoris means chest. Angina is the chest pain or discomfort brought on by decreased circul...
Source: HealthWorld

First Aid for Chest Pain
... Chest pain can come from a lot of things. Causes of chest pain that need emergency medical care include: Heart attack Injury such as to the chest wall or lung Collapsed lung Blood clot that has travel...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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