How Doctors Determine When Chest Pain Is a Symptom of Heart Attack

Guidelines underscore who needs further testing and who can be safely sent home.

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You are watching television, mowing the lawn or arguing with your spouse when you notice a strange sensation in your chest. It may feel like pain, but it more likely feels like pressure, a dull ache or sharp stab. You stop what you are doing to see if it goes away. When it doesn’t, you […]
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