The Dangers and other Causes of Chest Pain

  • Skill Level
    beginner
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    66 students

What you'll learn

Chest pain is both common and very scary. It can also be the first symptom of a heart attack which in itself can be a fatal event. Chest discomfort as a consequence of heart disease is caused most commonly by a reduction in the blood supply to the heart becoming compromised. read more »»

The universal advice for anyone who experiences chest discomfort especially if it a persistent sensation of heaviness, tightness, or constriction, is to call an ambulance and get to a hospital as soon as possible. Despite this heavily publicized recommendation, I am still surprised on a daily basis to find patients in my hospital coronary care unit who admit to having had symptoms of chest discomfort for several hours or days but chose not to call for help in the hope that it would spontaneously settle down. In this video, I wanted to explain why it is not okay to wait.

Who Should Attend?

    Physicians in Primary Care, Family Practice, Cardiology, Internal Medicine As Well interested Allied Health Professionals Such as Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants in these Fields.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Chest pain is both common and very scary. Chest discomfort as a consequence of heart disease is caused most commonly by a reduction in the blood supply to the heart becoming compromised. In this video, I will explain the causes and dangers of chest pain.

Instructor

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Consultant Cardiologist, Nuffield York Hospital, UK


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Consultant Cardiologist, Nuffield York Hospital, UK

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