Chest Pain: Causes, Symptoms And First Aid Information


Chest pain can be caused due to various reasons ranging from something as minor as indigestion to something as serious as a heart attack.

If you suffer from chest pain for the first time it might be hard to detect the cause behind the pain. In case you experience chest pain which lasts for a few minutes, take it seriously and consult a doctor immediately. According to the statistics by the National Center for Health Studies (NCHS), 13% of emergency room visit due to heart pain end up as a heart attack. In this article, we will provide information about the first aid for chest pain.

There can be various causes of chest pain like:

1. Heart-related
2. Lung-related
3. Gastrointestinal
4. Bone Or Muscle-related
5. Other causes

- Coronary artery diseases (CAD)
- Myocardial infarction
- Coronary artery dissection
- Myocarditis
- Pericarditis
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Mitral valve prolapse

- Viral bronchitis
- Pneumonia
- Blood clot
- Leakage of air into the chest from the lung or pneumothorax
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Narrowing of the air passage or bronchospasm

- Oesophagus related disorders
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Pancreas or gallbladder inflammation
- Gallstones

- Compress fracture
- Injured or fractured ribs
- Chronic pain syndrome or sore muscles caused by exertion

- Panic attacks
- Painful rashes called shingles
- Emotional stress
- Blockages in the heart's blood vessels or angina
- Inflammation of cartilage that connects the rib to the breastbone or costochondritis
- Blockage of one of the pulmonary arteries in the lung or pulmonary embolism

[NOTE: Make sure the person is not having any history of aspirin allergy]

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