Chest Pain in Adults

Chest pain in adults can be caused by many things:

  • heart problems
  • lung problems
  • intestinal track problems
  • chest wall muscle, ligament, cartilage or bone problems
  • stress and anxiety

Most of the time, the chest pain is not caused by a serious health problem. Sometimes, however, the cause is serious and life threatening.

Visit the OUCC or the Emergency Department immediately if …

  • your chest pain gets worse
  • your chest pain does not start to get better within 1 day
  • you get a fever
  • you faint or become very dizzy
  • you are breathing very rapidly and are gasping, and feel you are not getting enough air
  • you start to sweat a lot
  • you have numbness in, or cannot move, your arms and/or legs