Check a Symptom
New onset chest pain always requires evaluation by your doctor. If the pain is severe, you should seek immediate medical care.
Even if the chest pain is not severe, emergency care is needed if the chest pain is crushing or squeezing or is accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms
shortness of breath
discomfort or tingling in the arms, especially the left arm
pain in the back
tightness or pain in the lower jaw
lightheadedness or loss of consciousness.
Are you currently experiencing chest pain with any of the symptoms described above?Yes, I am experiencing one or more of these symptoms. No, I do not have any of these symptoms.
Source: from the Harvard Health Publications Family Health Guide, Copyright © 2007 by President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved.
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