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What are the symptoms and what actions must be taken
It is important to identify chest pain, or angina pectoris, because it can be the indicator of myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack
oppression in the chest or in the upper abdomen, which may radiate to the neck, the arms, the shoulders or the jaw
the pain may appear only during physical exercise or emotional moments, and disappear after several minutes of rest. This is referred to as stable angina.
If the pain appears at rest or if it persists after 15 minutes of rest, it is unstable angina, with a risk of a heart attack.
BEWARE : sometimes there are no symptoms, especially if you have diabetes
What actions must be taken?
Last modification on 24/09/2010