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Any type of chest discomfort or chest pain, with or without breathing difficulty, is a serious symptom that's likely to put you first in the queue at the Emergency Room. The main concern is, of course, heart attack, but there are also various other dangerous conditions that can cause severe symptoms such as chest pain or breathing difficulty. Refer to the causes of chest pain or the causes of breathing difficulty. These symptoms need to be diagnosed immediately by a medical professional because they can represent a life-threatening emergency....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack,...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of chest...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any unexplained heart rhythm abnormality...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple...read more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Acute chest pain:
Chest pain (1053 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Acute chest pain:
Chest pain (1053 causes), Chest discomfort (64 causes), Chest pressure (175 causes), Heart attack (138 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breathing difficulty (2922 causes), Myocardial infarction (38 causes), Unstable angina, Pericarditis (84 causes), Dissecting aortic aneurysm (16 causes), Massive pulmonary embolism, Upper abdominal catastrophe, Precordial catch, Acute anxiety
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