Chest Pain Red Flags

Dr. Paula Montana de la Cadena, Cardiovascular Specialist with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, explains there are a lot of reasons why the chest can hurt, but not all of them are coming from the heart. "The important thing with chest pain is where it goes to. So, if it stays in the chest, goes to the neck, goes to the arm or both arms, and it is associated with shortness of breath, dizziness and sweatiness, they are really concerning when it comes to an acute chest pain that is constant," she says.

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