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Chest Pain May Extend Outside the Chest, Often Needs to Be Checked by a Professional

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Chest discomfort associated with a heart attack or heart event may often be felt beyond the chest, with many people reporting pain in their shoulders, arms, jaw, neck, back, and upper abdomen. A new approach to evaluate the source and symptoms of chest pain can help clinicians improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs, according to a new joint guideline from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. The guideline publishes today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation and simultaneously in the Journal of the American College ...