Chest Pain Types, Causes and Treatment 


In chest pain, the first thing that comes to your mind is that this pain is related to your heart. Nevertheless, chest pain is not related to a heart problem every time; it can be due to something else.

However, if you have the following symptoms, the chest pain can be an emergency:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweat
  • Sick feeling and vomiting 
  • Tight or heavy chest
  • Pain starts from the chest and spread to the jaw, back, neck or arm

These symptoms can indicate a heart attack, so call 112 immediately for first aid or help.

What Chest Pain is

It is described as pain around your chest area, which starts from the shoulder and moves towards the rib cage's bottom. This pain can be common, and it is not serious or severe every time; it can be caused by anything. You should discuss it with the doctor for the diagnoses. 
This pain may occur due to chest pain caused by issues in the lungs, acid reflux, pulled muscle, bruised ribs or; nerves in that area, or bruised ribs can be entirely something else. However, some issues causing chest pain can be serious, and that is why in chest pain, it is essential to consult a doctor, so the doctor can further advise you for the treatment or on the cause of chest pain.

Symptoms of Chest Pain

Symptoms of chest pain depend on what causes it. This may include:

  • Sharp pain frequently

  • A dull, constant pain

  • Burning pain

  • Pain in the centre, right or left of your chest

  • Pain while taking a deep breath

  • Aching sensation

  • Crushing or tight sensation

Chest Pain can be an indication of something serious

Sometimes chest pain can be due to severe medical conditions, which you may be not aware of. However, not all chest pains are severe or related to your heart; there can be other heart conditions that can cause pain. People usually suffer from heart conditions due to smoking, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity. If anyone in your family has suffered from a heart attack or angina within the age of 60, there is a possibility that you can also go through chest pain or heart conditions.

Heart Attack

A Heart attack is an emergency, which happens due to blockage of blood in veins to the heart, so call 112 urgently for help. When a person has a heart attack, he may feel severe pain of crushing in the chest; it is also associated with pain expending to the jaw or left arm. Sweating is also a symptom associated with it.


Blood vessels leading to the heart become choked or blocked that causes chest pain. Angina has the same symptoms as a heart attack. This attack is also triggered by stress or physical activity, although resting can make this less effective.


It causes the heart muscles to swell. In other words, it causes inflammation. 


There is a sac around the heart filled with protective fluid. When this sac becomes inflamed or swells, it causes chest pain. Chest pain.

Aortic Dissection

Although Aortic dissection is a very rare condition, and that is a tear in the aorta.


This happens when your heart muscles get affected by the disease.; it affects the size, shape, and structure of the heart muscles.

Mitral Valve Prolapse

It is a heart murmur; it happens when a heart valve is not functioning well or does not close properly.

Measures while having Chest Pain

If you have pain in the chest, you should consult a doctor for advice. If you think that you or any other person is showing heart attacks symptoms, see above or call 112 urgently. At Mobidoctor, you can see a general physician from your work, home or even on your way, online by any device. Through video consultation, our doctors can discuss the chest pain you are having, carefully listen to your symptoms, and suggest the right treatment to help you get your health back. If you want any further help, our doctors will assist in recommending the specialist for appropriate treatment. 
Our doctors are available at any time you need them. Contact our doctors at any time that best suits you.