What is the cause of pleurisy?
The most common cause is a viral infection of the lungs spreading to the pleural cavity. Other causes include: bacterial infections, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. a chest wound that punctures the pleural cavity.
Angina often is described as pressure, squeezing, burning, or tightness in the chest. The pain or discomfort usually starts behind the breastbone. Pain from angina also can occur in the arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, throat, or back. The pain may feel like indigestion.
- A heart attack does not always have obvious symptoms, such as pain in your chest, shortness of breath and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing it. It is called a silent heart attack, or medically referred to as silent ischemia (lack of oxygen) to the heart muscle.
- In other cases, medication can trigger arrhythmias. Heart attack. An EKG can often show evidence of a previous heart attack or one that's in progress. An EKG can often help your doctor determine whether chest pain is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, a prime characteristic of coronary artery disease.
- Pain, pressure, or squeezing in your chest, particularly a little to the left side. Pain or pressure in your upper body like your neck, jawline, back, stomach, or in one or both of your arms (especially your left) Shortness of breath. Suddenly sweaty or clammy.
Early symptoms of heart attack can include the following: mild pain or discomfort in your chest that may come and go, which is also called “stuttering” chest pain. pain in your shoulders, neck, and jaw. sweating.
- Chest pain anxiety symptoms can feel like a pain, sharp shooting pains, or persistent chest pain in the chest area. It can also feel like you have muscle twitches and spasm in the chest. It can also feel like you have a burning, numbness, stabbing pain, an uneasiness, fullness, or pressure in the chest area.
- You may have never had any symptoms to warn you that you've developed a heart problem, such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Some people later recall their silent heart attack was mistaken for indigestion, nausea, muscle pain or a bad case of the flu.
- Nitroglycerin — usually taken as a tablet under the tongue — relaxes heart arteries, so blood can flow more easily through the narrowed spaces. Some blood pressure medicines also relax and widen blood vessels. Aspirin. If doctors suspect that your chest pain is related to your heart, you'll likely be given aspirin.
Updated: 18th November 2019