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what cause chest pain?

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Cp: .It could be cardiac or noncardiac causes. Heart problems-heart attack, coronary artery disease, pericarditis, aortic aneurysm, svc syndrome. Non cardiac causes: esophageal spasm, gerd, gall bladder disease, pneumonia, pleurisy costchondritis etc.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Lots of things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation.
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Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Where to start?: The list of things that can cause chest pain is long enough to fill several text books. Start with the organs in the chest, esophagus, heart, ribs, muscles, lining of the lung, airways (notice i don't mention lungs...No pain nerves in the lungs, just on the lining). Inflammation in any of these can cause pain that is hard to distinguish from others. Heart disease is always a concern.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation.
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Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Multiple: Chest pain may come from many causes including the intestinal tract, bones and muscles of the chest wall, the lungs, or the heart. More information and likely testing is needed to determine the cause of your chest pain. See your doctor.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation.

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Maybe: Heat is a stressor. Vasodilation and increased cardiac output act as our compensatory mechanisms to release heat fom the skin. In a structurally or functionally inhibited heart this increased workload cn be problematic, causing symptoms of chest pain or heart failure.
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