Is Chest Pain When Angry A Sign Of A Heart Attack?

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Asked by Susan

Is Chest Pain When Angry A Sign Of A Heart Attack?

I was recently really angry and yelling and I got a pain in my chest, so I calmed down and it went away. One week later I was exercising and I felt pain in my chest again. Is this a muscle strain or is my heart having problems?

Answer

Chest pain with physical exertion can be serious and you should see a physician soon-even if it means going to the emergency room. What you're describing could be from a heart problem-particularly blocked arteries supplying the heart-and though there are other possibilities you should be evaluated quickly to avoid further complications if this is in fact related to your heart.

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