Chest Pain

Chest pain can actually happen due to a slew of causes, including quite a few that aren’t too hard to treat - Korin Miller

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3 Myths About the Causes of Chest Pain

Remember the 1970’s television show Sanford and Son? Comedian Redd Foxx played a father who was known for clasping one hand on his heart, throwing the other in the air, and declaring the end whenever he had chest pain—which was pretty much every episode.

Many people think the same thing: Chest pain automatically means heart attack. But that’s not necessarily true.

“When people have pain in their chest, we obviously are concerned about the heart because this generally requires more urgent care. We like to rule that out first,” says Neel Chokshi, MD, MBA, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Penn Medicine. “But there are many, many other reasons to have pain in the…

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