Chest pain is something that should never be ignored.
It’s the stereotypical symptom that every movie uses to show when a character is having a heart attack.
And the reason for it is because it is genuinely the most likely most dramatic and noticeable symptom for both the patient, and those around him.
Now, chest pain is not always a sign of a heart attack.
It could be an angina, which is a similar issue to a heart attack, but is less likely to cause permanent damage.
Chest pain can also be related to a lung disease such as pneumonia, asthma, or even a pulmonary embolism.
A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blot clot blockage in the lungs that can be as serious as a heart attack.
Chest pains can also be related to stomach issues such as ulcers or acid reflux.
Each of these possibilities require a trip to the doctor, or even possibly the ER.