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Heart Disease Health Center

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Chest Problems - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).
  • You have severe difficulty breathing.
  • You have symptoms of a heart attack. These may include:After you call 911, the operator may tell you to chew 1 adult-strength or 2 to 4 low-dose aspirin. Wait for an ambulance. Do not try to drive yourself.

Call your doctor today if:

  • You have any trouble breathing.
  • Your chest pain gets worse.
  • You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.
  • You are not getting better as expected.
  • You are having new or different chest pain.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 26, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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