Chest Pain, Swallowing Hurts: Heart Attack or Esophagus Spasm?

Chest pain with painful swallowing can mean a number of things including heart attack in progress, heart attack in the near future and benign esophageal spasms. About 200,000 people in the U.S. every year suffer [...]

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, [...]

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. How can the different types of chest pain—constant, intermittent, sharp and dull/achy be distinguished from each other? “Chest [...]

Constant Chest Pain & No Other Symptoms: 8 Causes

A cardiologist explains eight conditions that can cause constant chest pain but no other symptoms. What can possibly cause constant chest pain and no other symptoms? The most common cause is angina, says Dr. Sameer [...]

Chest Pain with Trouble Swallowing: Dangerous & Benign Causes

The causes of chest pain combined with difficulty swallowing can be benign...or life-threatening. The symptom duo of chest pain plus trouble swallowing is very frightening. It can occur suddenly and at any time for people [...]

Chest Pain with a Cough: 3 Most Likely Causes

The three most likely causes of chest pain with cause can kill you, and two within minutes of getting the symptoms. The expert source for this article about the causes of chest pain that is [...]