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Is Your Chest Pain An Indistinct Heart Attack?

Not all heart attacks begin with clear warning signs, almost one-third of heart attacks manifest with subtle signs and symptoms. There are many reasons for a chest pain, some of which are temporary while some are fatal. Here’s how to know if your chest pain is due to heart attack or something else.

- Pain usually appears during or after exertion or emotional stress.

- Lasts more than 20 minutes.

- Feels like an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing or tightness.

- Rapidly relieved when you stop or reduce exertion.

- Severe pain in a diffuse area on chest

- May radiate to arms, neck, trunk or back.

- Pain accompanied by other symptoms, such as discomfort in other areas of the body.

- May be associated with shortness of breath.

- Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

- Any chest pain lasting for less than a minute or over days is not a cardiac pain.

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