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Chest Pain That Usually Is Not a Cause for Concern

Types of chest pain and other symptoms that usually are not a cause for concern include:

  • Shooting pain that lasts only a few seconds.
  • Occasional pain that occurs with a deep breath and is not accompanied by shortness of breath.
  • Occasional skipped heartbeats or brief palpitations.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology
Last Revised January 20, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 20, 2011
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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