Patient Comments: Chest Pain - Cause

What was the cause of your chest pain?

Comment from: Christine M., 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

My chest pain was caused by Takotsubo cardiomyopathy brought on by severe stress. Because I have a history of psychiatric problems, the pain was assumed to be a result of anxiety, and I was not assessed or given an ECG for three hours. Within minutes of having the ECG done, I was moved to Cardiac Care where I stayed for three days. I suffered a great deal of physical pain and discomfort and emotional trauma due to this lack of compassionate care.

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Comment from: brennie12, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I suffer from shortness of breath and chest pain when I walk up a hill or stairs. I went to the doctor, and he found I had an enlarged liver. The enlargement could have caused pressure and caused the chest pain, he said.

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Comment from: ABS, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

My chest pain is caused through inflammation of chest due to pleurisy.

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Comment from: John Keith, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

Walking upstairs, the pain lasted 5 minutes.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I had pain in the left side of my chest near the center. I went to the ER, turned out to be costochondritis, an inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs. Thought I was having a heart attack, so glad it's not my heart.

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Comment from: happy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 04

I had surgery recently and now I have quite a bit of swelling. My doctor is worried about blood clots.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I have a lot of chest tightness and pain due to asthma. I am short I breath and cough from asthma. My doctor told me today it is from asthma but on the other hand, I do not ignore the pains in my chest.

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Comment from: Babu, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

2 weeks before I was having a severe chest pain. I just Googled “chest pain” and it came to your site where it clearly mentioned about the symptoms which I had. Immediately, I went to hospital and was admitted in hospital emergency ward. It was myocardial infarction. I was under treatment for 2 weeks. Now, I am back at home and I am resting. Thanks a lot, it saved my life!

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