Thoracic pain

Specialty of Pulmonology & respiratory medicine

Thoracic pain occurs in the front of the chest and can be a symptom of many conditions: heart disease, such as acute myocardial infarction, coronary insufficiency, or pericarditis; respiratory infections such as influenza, pneumonia; nervous disorders, such as anxiety attacks; or osteoarticular and muscular illnesses. However, the patient must bear in mind that, despite the sensation of severe chest pain, many times the causes are not dangerous to the health of the individual. Since the cause of chest pain can be multiple, to avoid any setbacks, it is essential to consult the specialist promptly to receive immediate treatment, if necessary.

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