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  Chest pain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While it is true that heart disease is the #1 cause of death and disability in the U.S., chest pain caused by a heart condition is very rare in previously healthy men under 30 years of age or women under 40, and is uncommon for either sex before the age of 50.
Stable angina (chest pain caused by temporary inadequacy of blood flow to the heart muscle) usually lasts 1 to 15 minutes and is provoked by exercise or stress and relieved by rest or nitroglycerin.
Chest-wall pain (pain originating in the tissues of the chest-wall rather than the heart) can often be demonstrated by pressing a finger on the chest at the spot of discomfort, which reproduces or aggravates the pain.
www.rwjhamilton.org /Atoz/encyclopedia/article/003079.asp   (1137 words)

 Chest Pain in Kids, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Chest pain may also be a manifestation of stress or anxiety.
Chest pain may be a symptom of a serious underlying disease.
In children, chest pain from an aortic aneurysm is extremely rare, and it occurs almost exclusively in the setting of other uncommon diseases, particularly Marfan syndrome.
www.cincinnatichildrens.org /health/heart-encyclopedia/signs/chest.htm   (1258 words)

 Chest pain
Chest pain in patients with sickle syndromes can occur from pulmonary infarction, pneumonia, myocardial ischemia, chest wall pain from bone infarction, or as part of the diffuse pain of pain crisis.
Pain may be identical to cardiac ischemia, however, not caused by exercise, often relieved by burping or antacids, and may have sour taste in mouth or heartburn.
Chest pain, which is a usual occurrence during pain episodes can be treated as an uncomplicated pain episode provided the chest film is normal and there are no other respiratory symptoms, fever, or physical findings on chest exam.
www.scinfo.org /chest.htm   (2397 words)

 Chest pain
The pain of angina pectoris is usually described as an intense “pressure,” “squeezing,” or “constriction,” originating underneath or to the left of the sternum; radiation to the neck or down the inner aspect of one or both arms is common.
In contrast, the visceral pleura is not innervated by nociceptive (pain) receptors, but owing to the contiguity of the visceral and parietal pleural surfaces, inflammatory processes in the periphery of the lungs often cause the pain of pleurisy by extension across the membranes.
Tracheal pain, usually described as “raw” or “burning,” is felt in the midline anteriorly, from the larynx to the xyphoid; pain from either main bronchus is felt to the left or right of the sternum or in the anterior neck near the midline.
www.nlhep.org /books/pul_Pre/chest-pain.html   (2219 words)

 Chest pain
The more the pain is associated with nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, cold sweats, dizziness or palpitations and the longer it lasts, (over 30 min.) the more likely it has progressed to a heart attack (MI or 'myocardial infarction') with damage or death of heart muscle.
If swallowing, burping, specific foods or regurgitation is associated with the pain, and/or the pain is clearly of a burning quality, then it's generally due to a gastrointestinal, especially esophageal cause.
Pain in the back with a hypertension history is most significant.
www.riparia.org /chest_pain.htm   (1081 words)

 Virtual Naval Hospital: General Medical Officer Manual: Clinical Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The incidence of acute myocardial infarction in patients hospitalized with acute chest pain is between 25 to 30 percent.
Pain is typically abrupt and sharp in its onset, with radiation to the infrascapular region.
Diffuse esophageal spasm is a neuromuscular disorder of the esophagus characterized by chest pain and difficulty in swallowing.
www.vnh.org /GMO/ClinicalSection/08Chestpain.html   (1306 words)

 Chest pain
The pain is thus usually felt across the middle of the chest (and not on the left side).
Pain commencing or persisting at rest may well be a heart attack where the blood supply is interrupted sufficiently long and severely enough for some heart muscle fibres to start dying.
Musculo-skeletal pain presents as atypical chest pain that is reproducible by springing the chest, movement of the chest wall during deep respirations, movement of the limbs or by direct pressure.
www.devonshirelodge.co.uk /acute/chestpain.htm   (3209 words)

 Chest Pain and Headaches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Over the past 30 years or so, many of our patients whom we were treating for headaches or face pain remarked that not only were the problems we were treating resolving, but their chest pain was disappearing as well.
Our patients have reported that the pain can be felt in any area of the chest, the quality being sharp or dull, of varying intensities from mild to severe, and lasting from moments to hours at a time.
However, if you have chest pain and your physician and/or cardiologist cannot find the cause after extensive efforts, and you also experience headaches or face pain, it may be appropriate to seek evaluation to determine whether you are likely to benefit from our treatment for the headaches or face pain.
headandfacialpain.com /pain.html   (986 words)

 Chest Pain - Page 1 - HeartCenterOnline:
Chest pain refers to pressure, squeezing or general discomfort in the chest area, which includes the heart, breast and neck areas.
Chest pain is a broad term used to describe a variety of symptoms, including tightness, squeezing, crushing, choking, radiating pain or numbness of the chest area.
Chest pain or discomfort that is unrelieved by rest or a change in position and often spreads or radiates through the upper body to the arms, neck, shoulders or jaw
heart.healthcentersonline.com /signssymptoms/chestpain.cfm   (391 words)

 Chest Pain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chest pain in children is usually not caused by serious problems.
You should call your physician if your child complains of chest pain and he is having difficulty breathing, feels as if his heart is racing or skipping beats or if he passes out.
heart disorder, chest pain that can be accompanied by an irregular heart rhythm or pounding, dizziness, that is made worse by exercising, and that may cause fainting.
www.belkysbravomd.com /chest_pain.htm   (177 words)

 Angina (chest pain) information on MedicineNet.com
Chest pain is a common symptom which can be caused by many different conditions.
Other causes of chest pain can be evaluated electively, such as spasm of the esophagus, gallbladder attack, or inflammation of the chest wall.
Angina (angina pectoris - Latin for squeezing of the chest) is the chest discomfort that occurs when the blood oxygen supply to an area of the heart muscle does not meet the demand.
www.medicinenet.com /angina/article.htm   (915 words)

 Chest Pain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This pain is usually sharp or stabbing and is made worse by breathing or coughing and by moving the arms or chest.
Any sudden, sharp pain in the chest accompanied with sudden onset of cough, shortness of breath, or palpitations, may indicate a serious condition such as a pneumothorax (hole in the lung) or a pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung).
Esophageal pain is usually heartburn caused by stomach acid going up into the esophagus, and is usually easily recognized because of its burning nature, occurrence after eating irritating foods (such as tomato sauce or orange juice), and quick relief with a liquid antacid or a glass of milk.
www.byu.edu /shc/library/common/chst_pn.html   (453 words)

 Chest pain
Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people call for emergency medical help.
But even if the chest pain you experience has nothing to do with your cardiovascular system, the problem may still be important — and worth the time spent in an emergency room to have it evaluated.
If you experience periods of intense fear accompanied by chest pain, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing (hyperventilation), profuse sweating and shortness of breath, you may be experiencing a panic attack — a form of anxiety.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00016.html   (2791 words)

 Chest Pain
Chest pain can be caused by any number of things, but the most common causes are chronic cough, strenuous exercise that causes muscle soreness in that area, and precordial catch syndrome, which is believed to be caused by a pinched nerve in the chest area.
If the chest pain is recurrent or the doctor hears suspicious heart sounds with a stethoscope, he or she may order additional diagnostic tests.
While most chest pain is harmless, you should call your child’s physician immediately if the pain is so severe that it interferes with daily activities, the pain lasts for longer than one hour, your child is not acting like his or her self, or your child is having difficulty breathing or is breathing quickly.
www.hmc.psu.edu /childrens/healthinfo/c/chestpain.htm   (462 words)

 Chest pain -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In (A heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart) angina pectoris, for example, blood tests and other analyses are not sensitive enough (Chun & McGee 2004).
The physician's typical approach is to rule-out the most dangerous causes of chest pain first (eg: heart attack, blood clot in the lung, aneurism).
By sequential elimination or confirmation from the most serious to the least serious causes, a diagnosis of the origin of the pain is eventually made.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chest_pain.htm   (813 words)

 Chest Pain
Chest pain is a common pediatric complaint with the average presenting age of 12.
Chest pain of cardiac origin is suggested by pain that increases with physical exertion, history of palpitations, and an ill appearance.
The pain is usually worse with movement of the chest and tenderness may be elicited.
pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu /chestPain.html   (421 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Chest pain
You have sudden crushing, squeezing, tightening, or pressure in your chest.
Pain radiates to your jaw, left arm, or between your shoulder blades.
You have sudden sharp chest pain with shortness of breath, especially after a long trip, a stretch of bedrest (for example, following an operation), or other lack of movement that can lead to a blood clot in your leg.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003079.htm   (967 words)

 Chest pain: First aid - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The earliest predictor of an attack may be recurrent chest pain that's triggered by exertion and relieved by rest.
A frequent symptom of pneumonia is chest pain accompanied by chills, fever and a cough that may bring up bloody or foul-smelling sputum.
One sign of pleurisy is that the pain is usually relieved temporarily by holding your breath or putting pressure on the painful area of your chest.
mayoclinic.com /invoke.cfm?objectid=F11C0B03-A443-4A1C-83C3ACF6DAD394D0   (782 words)

 Chest pain, strokes - Chest Pain
This measure assesses the percentage of patients with chest pain symptoms in emergency Identify patients seen in the ED with a diagnosis of chest pain.
The most common origin of chest pain is chest wall pain--that is, pain arising from the bones, joints, muscles and nerves in the chest wall.
Chest pain is a common symptom that is commonly misunderstood.
strokes.allinfosites.com /q/strokes-chest-pain.htm   (762 words)

 Chest Pain -- Topic Overview
Chest discomfort or pain is a key warning symptom of a heart attack.
Chest discomfort or pain that is crushing or squeezing or feels like a heavy weight on the chest.
Pain that spreads from the chest to the back, neck, jaw, upper abdomen, or one or both shoulders or arms.
my.webmd.com /hw/heart_disease/hw85856.asp   (113 words)

 Chest Pain - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Most brief chest pain lasting minutes is from harmless muscle cramps or a pinched nerve.
Heart disease is hardly ever the cause of chest pain in children.
Chest pains from vigorous exercise of the upper body (sore muscles) usually start soon after the activity and need the following treatment.
www.lpch.org /HealthLibrary/ParentCareTopics/BreathingorChestSymptoms/ChestPain.html   (477 words)

 Chest Pain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain, or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than two minutes.
Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, or arms.
Pain that lasts for 10 to 15 minutes while you are resting should be evaluated immediately.
www.umm.edu /cardiac/chstpain.htm   (182 words)

 ► Chest pain
Chest pain is described as a heaviness, pressure, or discomfort in the chest.
A shooting pain lasting a few seconds is common in a healthy person and is nothing to worry about.
The chest discomfort of a heart attack often is prolonged (longer than 15 or 20 minutes) and is unrelieved by rest or nitroglycerin.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/003079.htm   (645 words)

 Angina Pectoris
Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease.  Angina is a symptom of a condition called myocardial ischemia.  It occurs when the heart muscle (myocardium) doesn't get as much blood (hence as much oxygen) as it needs.
Typical angina is uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest.  The discomfort also may be felt in the neck, jaw, shoulder, back or arm.  Many types of chest discomfort aren't related to angina.  Acid reflux (heartburn) and lung infection or inflammation are examples.
People with stable angina (or chronic stable angina) have episodes of chest discomfort that are usually predictable.  They occur on exertion (such as running to catch a bus) or under mental or emotional stress.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4472   (530 words)

 Chest Pain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Usually, the main symptom of a heart attack is a heavy, squeezing, constricting, burning pain or discomfort occurring in the center of the chest.
In some instances, however, the pain lasts for only an hour or less and the individual mistakenly believes that the chest pain is simply due to indigestion or skeletal muscle spasms.
Cardiac chest pain is usually described as a dull ache or heaviness; it is seldom characterized as being sharp or stabbing.
www.miamivalleyfitness.com /Heart_Health_chest_pain.htm   (224 words)

 Chest Pain News
Chest Pain News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Preview: Chest pain is the most common reason for physician consultation worldwide.
HEART attack patients given morphine to relieve chest pain have an almost 50 per cent higher risk of dying than those who are not, according to new US research.
www.topix.net /health/chest-pain   (910 words)

 Chest Pain
Chest pain can result from diseases in many different parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, stomach, and bowel.
You have severe chest pain, especially pain that is crushing or pressure-like and spreads to the arms, back, neck, or jaw; or if you also have sweating, nausea, or difficulty breathing.
Pain Medicine: May be given in your IV, as a shot, or by mouth.
www.healthsquare.com /mc/fgmc0140.htm   (1059 words)

 Norton Healthcare® - The Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Article
Chest pain can also be related to problems with your digestive system, including a stomach ulcer, gallbladder disease or gallstones, indigestion, heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux (when the acid from your stomach backs up into your esophagus).
Your chest pain is associated with shortness of breath, an irregular pulse, sweating, dizziness, or nausea.
You have sudden onset of sharp chest pain with shortness of breath.
www.nortonhealthcare.com /healthinfo/adam/1/003079.adam   (1096 words)

 First Aid for Chest Pain - American Institute for Preventive Medicine - HealthWorld Online
Pain that spreads (radiates) to the arm, neck or jaw
Give the victim a small dose of a pain reliever to help with the pain if he or she can take one.
Does the chest pain occur in a person who has had a recent operation or illness that has kept them in bed and does he or she have the following symptoms, too?
www.healthy.net /LIBRARY/BOOKS/HEALTHYSELF/FIRSTAID/chestpain.htm   (1149 words)

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