Chest Pain Upon Waking, Gets Better Soon After

You should not rule out a heart problem if you keep awakening with chest pain that gets better soon afterwards. It may seem odd that a heart problem would cause chest pain only in the morning, but this is no reason to shrug off this symptom. Read more…

Can Chest Pain with Burping Mean a Heart Problem?

If you have burping along with your chest pain, this definitely can mean something’s going on with your heart. A visit to a cardiologist would be smart. Read more…

Chest Pain Only After Exercising Not During?

If you’re having chest pain AFTER exercise, not during the activity, this may still be related to your heart. The older you are, the more likely that any chest pain that’s associated with exercise is due to a heart problem. Read more…

Does Your Chest Pain Improve with Activity?

Can angina chest pain be “cured” or reversed with exercise in the absence of medical intervention? Have you found that your chest pain tends to improve with exercise or physical activity? Perhaps you begin with Read more...

Chest Pain Every Day except During Exercise

Chest pain is a very common symptom that can occur every day for benign reasons but also heart related reasons. One condition that can cause chest pain on a daily basis is acid reflux disease Read more...

Chest & Left Arm Pain from Anxiety: Doctor Explains

Here is what a medical doctor says about anxiety causing both chest and left arm pain. Dr. David D. Clarke, MD, is president of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (stressillness.com), which aims to educate people that Read more...

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How Can PVCs Cause Chest Pain?

Are you convinced that your premature ventricular contractions are causing you chest pain? You may want to rethink this idea. For this article I consulted with cardiologist Dr. Pam Marcovitz, MD, medical director of the Read more...

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Can Chest Pain Be the Only Symptom of Arrhythmia?

Chest pain has many causes, and one of them is arrhythmia, which means an abnormal rhythm of the heart. To find out if chest pain can be the only symptom, however, of a heart arrhythmia, Read more...

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Why Do You Get X-Ray in ER for Chest Pain?

If you go to the ER with chest pain, the doctor will always want to give you an X ray, but just what can this show? One of the first things you’ll get if you Read more...

Mild Persistent Chest Tightness, Urge to Burp

A GI doctor explains what you should do when you have mild ongoing chest tightness, and what the burping with it might mean. “First of all, in any situation where one experiences chest tightness, even Read more...

Pain in Chest when Leaning Forward & Backward

A cardiologist explains the possible causes of chest pain when you lean forward and backward. “Pain in the chest with leaning forward or backward is a symptom commonly associated with pericarditis,” says Chester M. Hedgepeth, Read more...

Why Isn’t Corus CAD Test Done on All ER Chest Pain Patients?

Since the Corus CAD blood test can determine if chest pain is being caused by clogged arteries, why aren’t all patients with chest pain in the emergency room given this test? Wouldn’t that more efficiently Read more...

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How Likely Is a Child’s Chest Pain a Heart Problem?

. Should a parent panic if their child complains of chest pain? How likely could chest pain in a child, especially a young one, be heart related? Yes, children do complain of chest pain, and Read more...

How Long Should Chest Pain Be Before Visiting ER?

Find out what a study says about the relationship between chest pain duration in the ER and heart attack. How long should you wait with your chest pain before deciding it's time to visit the emergency Read more...

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Chest Pain, Dizziness, Fatigue, Heart Thumps: What Is It?

Here’s a report on the cause and solution to chest pain with dizziness, thumping heartbeat, fatigue and shortness of breath with activity. Have you been suffering lately (or know someone who has) from chest pain, unusual fatigue Read more...

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Left Side Chest Pain When Exhaling: Possible Causes

A cardiologist explains possible causes of left side chest pain when exhaling. For this article I consulted with Dr. Donna P. Denier, MD, F.A.C.C., Faculty Clinical Cardiologist at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY. “Left sided Read more...

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What Does Chest Pain Only when Breathing Mean?

The good news is that chest pain only when breathing probably doesn't mean a heart attack, but the real bad news is that it likely means that there is something else wrong with your heart. Read more...

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How Does Sudden Emotional Stress Cause Angina?

Sudden stress or anxiety has a specific way of causing angina or chest pain, even in healthy people. For this article I consulted with Dr. Donna P. Denier, MD, F.A.C.C., Faculty Clinical Cardiologist, South Nassau Communities Read more...

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Chest Pain: Persistent vs. Intermittent vs. Sharp vs. Dull Ache

Here is what a cardiologist says about different kinds of chest pain like sharp, dull, persistent, intermittent. For this article I consulted with Donna P. Denier, MD, F.A.C.C., Faculty Clinical Cardiologist, at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Read more...

Does Back Pain with Chest Pain Mean Heart Attack?

What are the odds that if you uexplainably feel pain in both your back and your chest that it's a heart attack? Perhaps you’ve read that back pain can signal an oncoming heart attack, or Read more...

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