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Chest area pain: Chest area pain is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:
Causes of Chest pain (Chest area pain): See detailed list of causes below.
Chest pain (medical symptom): Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
Chest pain (medical symptom): Chest pain is an extremely serious symptom because it may indicate an immediate heart attack, but can have less serious causes such as heartburn, reflux, GERD, etc. Because of the risk of heart attack, seek emergency professional medical attention immediately for any type of chest pain or chest tightness. It is sadly all too common for people to misdiagnose chest pain as something milder (e.g. heartburn, angina), when in fact it does come from a heart attack. It is also possible to have a heart attack without chest pain; see symptoms of heart attack.
Another common cause of sudden chest pain is an panic attack (anxiety attack) where it is common for people to rush to the hospital believing they are having a heart attack. Nevertheless, it is always important to rule out heart attack as the cause of chest pain or other chest symptoms, so seek professional medical help immediately.
The list of medical condition causes of Chest pain (Chest area pain) includes:
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