Chest Pain

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    Having a pain in your chest can be scary. It does not always mean that you are having a heart attack. There can be many other causes, including

    Some of these problems can be serious. Get immediate medical care if you have chest pain that does not go away, crushing pain or pressure in the chest, or chest pain along with nausea, sweating, dizziness or shortness of breath. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain.

    Symptoms of Chest Pain

    The following features are indicative of Chest Pain:
    • pressure, fullness or tightness in the chest
    • shortness of breath
    • cold sweats
    • dizziness
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    It is possible that Chest Pain shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.
    References: 1, 2

    Common Causes of Chest Pain

    The following are the most common causes of Chest Pain:
    • heart attack
    • aortic dissection
    • pericarditis
    • heartburn
    References: 3, 4

    Other Causes of Chest Pain

    The following are the less common causes of Chest Pain:
    • swallowing disorders
    • gallbladder inflammation
    • pancreatic inflammation
    • costochondritis
    • pulmonary embolism
    • collapsed lung
    • shingles
    References: 3, 4

    Risk Factors of Chest Pain

    The following factors may increase the likelihood of Chest Pain:
    • family history of heart disease
    • smoking habit
    • cocaine use
    • overweight
    • high cholesterol
    • high blood pressure
    • diabetes

    Prevention of Chest Pain

    Yes, it may be possible to prevent Chest Pain. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
    • do not smoke
    • avoid secondhand smoke
    • follow a healthy diet
    • be physically active
    • maintain a healthy weight
    • learn ways to handle stress
    References: 5

    Occurrence of Chest Pain.

    Degree of Occurrence

    The following are number of Chest Pain cases seen each year worldwide:
    • Very common > 10 Million cases

    Common Age Group

    Chest Pain most commonly occurs in the following age group:
    • Aged > 50 years

    Common Gender

    Chest Pain most commonly occurs in the following gender:
    • Not gender specific
    References: 2, 6

    Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Chest Pain

    The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Chest Pain:
    • Electrocardiogram: To record the electrical activity of the heart
    • Blood tests: To check the increased levels of certain enzymes
    • Chest X-ray: To check the size and shape of the heart and major blood vessels
    • Computerized tomography: To look for a blood clot in the lung
    References: 3, 7

    Doctor for Diagnosis of Chest Pain:

    Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Chest Pain:
    • Cardiologist

    Complications of Chest Pain if Untreated

    Yes, Chest Pain causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Chest Pain is left untreated:
    • can be fatal
    References: 8

    Procedures for Treatment of Chest Pain

    The following procedures are used to treat Chest Pain:
    • Angioplasty and stenting: Improves blood flow in the heart and eliminates or reduces angina
    • Coronary artery bypass surgery: Increases blood flow to the heart and eliminates or reduces angina
    References: 9

    Self-care for Chest Pain

    The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Chest Pain:
    • Quit smoking
    • Eat healthy diet: Eat a healthy diet which includes fruits, vegetables and whole grains
    • Maintain weight: Maintain or lose your weight
    • Avoid large meals: Eat food in small quantity to prevent fullness
    • Exercise regularly
    References: 9

    Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Chest Pain

    The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Chest Pain:
    • Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy: Improves oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart muscle
    • Physical therapy: Increases the strength, flexibility, balance and coordination
    • Occupational therapy: Improves the functional abilities
    References: 10, 11

    Patient Support for Treatment of Chest Pain

    The following actions may help Chest Pain patients:
    • Join support groups: Provides medical knowledge and care about the disease
    References: 10

    Time for Treatment of Chest Pain

    While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Chest Pain to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
    • Within 1 day
    References: 10

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    5. NCBI Angina Pectoris (Angina): Prevention - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
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