Everyday Health: Does chest pain always mean a heart attack?
November 28, 2022
The American Heart Association (AHA) says that chest pain accounts for more than 6.5 million emergency room visits each year in the United States, plus nearly 4 million outpatient visits. While not all episodes of chest discomfort turn out to be life-threatening, chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack in adults of all ages, so it needs to be taken seriously. In a story posted by Everyday Health, Richard Becker, MD, of the UC College of Medicine is one of the experts quoted.