A 42-year-old member asked:
Does chest pain and trouble breathing usually mean a heart attack?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe...: Chest pain and shortness of breath are serious symptoms that can be due to many different diseases, including a heart attack. Other possibilities include bronchospasm, pneumonia, blood clot, etc. If you have these symptoms, go to the er right away as this can be a life-threatening situation. Get to the er now!
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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