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21 Possible Causes for Central Crushing Chest Pain

  • Angina Pectoris

    You may have heard the term “angina pectoris” or “stable angina” in your doctor’s office, but what is it, and what could it mean for you? It’s important to understand the basics. Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. It occurs when the heart muscle[…][]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    Purpose: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is a common finding in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), but few studies are available regarding the prediction model for its risk estimation. Although Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score (RS) has been recognized as an effective tool for[…][]

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Intern Med. 2018 May 15;57(10):1415-1420. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.9690-17. Epub 2018 Jan 11. Author information 1 Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Japan. Abstract We herein report the case of a 25-year-old Japanese woman with left-main-trunk acute myocardial[…][]

  • Aortic Dissection

    RATIONALE: The initial symptoms and signs of Takayasu arteritis vary due to the heterogeneity of affected vessels. Moreover, the vascular lesions are difficult to detect at initial presentation, making diagnosis even more challenging. Although cases of aortic dissection with arteritis history have been reported,[…][]

  • Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

    JAMA. 1976 Oct 11;236(15):1725-7. Abstract A patient with a dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta had fever of unknown origin. Although his clinical picture included a number of classical features of his disorder, these were initially misinterpreted, largely because fever was the patient's chief complaint.[…][]

  • Mitral Papillary Muscle Rupture

    Abstract Mitral regurgitation due to papillary muscle rupture after blunt chest trauma is uncommon. Sudden onset severe mitral regurgitation may lead to death due to heart failure if surgical repair is delayed. A previously healthy 12-year-old girl underwent splenectomy and chest tube insertion for pneumothorax[…][]

  • Thrombosis

    You may experience: a crushing central chest pain or mild chest discomfort shortness of breath a clammy, sweaty and grey complexion dizziness nausea and vomiting If you suspect[]

  • Variant Angina Pectoris

    Five months after her initial presentation, the patient presented with four distinct episodes of central crushing pain in the chest that radiated to the left arm.[]

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    Heart attack Symptoms of a heart attack include: persistant central chest pain, often described as crushing or vice-like this pain can often spread up the neck and down one[]

  • Lateral Wall Myocardial Infarction

    pain lasts for 20 min or more described as pain, pressure, tightness, heaviness, burning, squeezing, or crushing at the central chest or starts in or radiates to arms, shoulders[] […] and upright T wave in V1 and V2 - is caused by the occlusion of the distal Right Coronary Artery - causes of MI include both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors 1. chest[]

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