When to seek medical advice

Get emergency medical care if:

  • You have uncomfortable pressure, fullness or squeezing pain in your chest for longer than a few minutes
  • Your chest pain is accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness or fainting
  • The pain radiates beyond your chest to one or both of your arms or your neck

Chest pain in adults

Find possible causes of chest pain based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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