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Acute chest pain

Acute chest pain: Introduction

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 »

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Causes of Acute chest pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Acute chest pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Acute chest pain: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Acute chest pain

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Acute chest pain: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Acute chest pain

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Acute chest pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Acute chest pain

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 »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple...read more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung...read more »

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Acute chest pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Acute chest pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Acute chest pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Acute chest pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Acute chest pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Acute chest pain. Of the 20 causes of Acute chest pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 17 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acute chest pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Acute chest pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Acute chest pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Acute chest pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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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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