Chest Pain

Chest pain can come in a variety of forms. Some require immediate medical attention and others while scary for the individual, do not post a threat to life. Chest pain may have causes that are cardiac, pulmonary, vascular, or even gastrointestinal in nature. It may also be caused as a result of inflammation or nerve pain.

Individuals should seek immediate medical treatment if they have any doubts about the cause of their chest pain. Especially, if the chest pain is new or unexpected. If an individual experiences chest pain with shortness of breath,dizziness, sweating, shoulder or jaw pain, call 911 as these are signs of a possible heart attack.

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