Sudden chest pain-often described as discomfort (tightness or pressure like) in upper chest associated with radiation to jaw or arm, with sweating, shortness of breath, and/or lightheadedness. Any or all of these features can indicate a heart attack. This classic presentation however is only described in a third of cases. Atypical chest pain or no symptoms occur in 2/3 of patients.
POSTED BY: Steven Ajluni, MD