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- Shortness of breath
- Fainting, sudden nausea or vomiting
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Extreme fatigue
- Breaking out in a cold sweat
- Numbness, pain, or prickling sensations. Can occur along the back, one (or both) arms, jaw, neck, or stomach
- Uncomfortable pain in the center of the chest such. Described as a squeezing, tightening, or burning, sensation.
- Sudden aching in one or both arms
Chest Pain Features
Your chest pain could point to one of the following heart-related diseases:
- Stable Angina: A chest pain or discomfort as a result of reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. This type of pain usually occurs with activity, excitement, or emotional stress and is relieved with rest. It will begin at a low level, then gradually increases within the next few minutes.
- Unstable Angina: Occurs when your heart doesn’t get enough blood flow and oxygen. The severity and duration of angina may vary. If you notice a sudden change in chest pain, you may be experiencing unstable angina. Remember: Unstable angina symptoms may signal an impending heart attack. Because of this—when these symptoms arise—call your local ER as quickly as possible.
- Pulmonary Embolism: This occurs when a clot (typically from your leg or pelvic veins) lodges in a pulmonary artery of your lung. Since the clot cuts off blood flow to your lungs, a pulmonary embolism is potentially life-threatening.
Heart Valve Disease: The heart has four valves; each opens and closes to keep blood flowing in the right direction. This also ensures proper circulation. If a valve malfunctions, you may develop a heart valve disease. If you were previously diagnosed with heart valve disease and experience these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
Remember: You must move fast during life-threatening situations. Call your doctor ASAP if you experience:
- Persistent chest pain during the past two months that is now more severe.
- Chest pain that occurs three or more times a day.
- A sudden increase in chest pain that is more severe or long in duration.
- Chest pain at rest despite no apparent exertion or stress.
Call 911 or other emergency services if you have coronary artery disease diagnosed by a doctor in the past. Or if you experience chest pain that persists after taking your home treatment plan for angina.