A study recently published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine says that chest pain severity is not an indicator of a heart attack. Additionally, the study concludes that duration of chest pain is not an indicator of heart attack.
3,300 patients who came to the Hosptial at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania with chest pain were analyzed for 30 days from their arrival. Researchers discovered that the patients experiencing worse or long-lasting chest pain were not more likely to be experiencing a heart attack or to experience a heart attack over the next 30 days than patients with less severe or less-lasting pain.
Pain from a heart attack can also be located in the arms, back, abdomen, and jaw. Heart attacks are commonly misdiagnosed with about 30 percent of medical malpractice payments being paid to people who had wrongly diagnosed heart attacks.
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