There may be many reasons behind pain felt in the chest; it’s often a warning sign that your heart is only a few beats away from a major meltdown. Dr. Oz discusses how to tell when your chest pain is indicative of a very serious problem: angina.
- Pain that feels like a vice – this is the most common symptom and can occur in the jaw, chest, neck, shoulder and forearm
Two Kinds of Angina
- Stable angina – only occurs with physical exertion and can be treated with medication
- Unstable angina – happens at rest and at intervals of 30 minutes; medications mostly ineffective
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