Severe chest pain can be a major source of concern for just about anyone. This is probably because most of us associate chest pain with heart problems, especially a heart attack. However, there are several other health problems and conditions that could also lead to pain and discomfort in the chest area and not all of them are as serious as a heart attack. Apart from cardiac problems, chest pain can occur due to cervical, respiratory, musco-skeletal and digestive causes too. Given below are some of the most common causes of pain in the chest:
Even though most of the causes of chest pain are not as serious as a heart attack, they need to be addressed by a health care provider immediately. Therefore in case you happen to experience more than one episode of chest pain, it is important for you to visit your doctor without any delay. You may need to undergo a series of tests which include an Electrocardiogram, blood tests, chest x ray, stress tests, echocardiogram, angiogram, CT scan, endoscopy and an MRI, to determine what the exact cause of the problem. After a careful evaluation, your health care provider will suggest the most suitable course of treatment.
Submitted by S C on August 7, 2013 at 05:46