What symptoms are associated with chest pain?

Donato A. Sisto, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Chest pain can be very specific, but vague at the same time. Donato Sisto, MD from Portsmouth Regional Hospital explains the different conditions that may be associated with chest pain in this video.
Jeffrey F. Bleakley, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Women usually present with different symptoms associated with chest pain, as opposed to men. If you're concerned, Jeffrey F. Bleakley, MD from Parkland Medical Center, recommends seeing a medical professional. Watch this video to learn more.
Tseday Sirak, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Symptoms associated with chest pain include discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating and much more. Watch this video featuring Tseday Sirak, MD from StoneSprings Hospital Center to learn more.
Stefano Sdringola-Maranga, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Symptoms associated with chest pain include one or more of the following:
  • central chest pressure, fullness or tightness in the chest, described as an elephant sitting on the chest
  • crushing or searing pain that radiates to the back, neck, jaw, shoulders and arms, particularly the left arm on the side of little finger
  • pain that lasts more than a few minutes, gets worse with activity, goes away and comes back or varies in intensity
  • shortness of breath
  • cold sweats
  • dizziness or weakness
  • nausea or vomiting, discomfort in the lower central part of the chest or the upper abdomen with a feeling of bad indigestion like never experienced before
  • a sour taste or a sensation of food re-entering the mouth (called acid reflux from the stomach and esophagus), usually associated with heartburn
  • a painful, burning sensation behind the breastbone
  • trouble swallowing
  • pain that gets better or worse with a change in body position
  • pain that intensifies with breathing deeply or coughing
  • tenderness when pushing on one spot on the chest
Guillermo Salinas, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Symptoms associated with chest pain from a heart attack include nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis (cold sweat), a shortness of breath, back pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain and lightheadedness.
Jaime L. Silva, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The symptoms associated with chest pain are varied, ranging from a sharp stab to a dull ache. Some chest pain is described as crushing or burning. In certain cases, the pain travels up the neck, into the jaw, and then radiates through to the back or down one or both arms.  Many different problems can cause chest pain. The most life-threatening ones involve the heart or lungs. Because it can be difficult to determine the exact cause of chest pain, it's best to seek immediate medical help.
Humair Mirza, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Some of the symptoms that may accompany chest pain include sweating, nausea, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, fast heartbeat, trouble breathing and severe weakness.
Rakesh K. Shah, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Known in medical terms as angina, chest pain is one of the most common symptoms of heart disease. Angina usually occurs when there is compromise of the blood flow to the heart muscle as a result of blocked artery. When this happens, you may also experience excessive cold or hot sweating, difficulty breathing, lightheadedness and nausea. You may also experience a feeling of indigestion (popularly called heartburn), which in many cases can be mistaken as gastrointestinal illness.
Ricky P. Ganim, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Symptoms associated with chest pain include shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, sweats, palpitations, indigestion, weakness, lightheadedness and passing out.
 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The following are the signs and symptoms associated with chest pain:
  • pain in the chest, may be associated only with movement or breathing
  • fever, sweating, paleness
  • cough
  • unable to breath normally
  • anxiety
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