You wake up with chest pain, aka angina in the middle of the night. Maybe it’s simply indigestion, but it could be a heart attack. You panic – what should you do?
Heart disease kills more people than any other disease, and one of the main symptoms of a heart attack is chest pain. But chest pain is not the only sign of heart attack and all chest pain is not heart attack.
4 Symptoms that show you Chest Pain is Serious are –
- chest tightness, squeezing, or heaviness
- shortness of breath
- sweating, nausea and an anxious feeling
- chest pain radiates into the left arm, neck, and jaw
What makes Chest Pain a sign of Heart Attack?
Two factors can help you decide whether to worry – the symptoms and the patient’s risk factors for heart disease.
The typical symptoms of angina include chest ‘tightness,’ ‘squeezing,’ or ‘heaviness.’ Most people describe this as a weight on their chest or a band being tightened around their chest. The chest pain that accompanies heart attack is usually located on the left side of the chest above the bottom of the ribcage, but it’s sometimes hard to define its exact location.
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