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What are the causes of chest pain?

Chest pain is the  most important symptom in cardiovascular diseases.
It can be due to

  • Cardiovascular origin
  • Non-cardiovascular origin
  • Cardiovascular causes of chest pain 
  • Anginal pain, usually not < 1min, not > 20 min
  • Pericardial pain
  • Aortic pain.

Non-cardiovascular origin

  • Chest wall pain
  • Respiratory system - pleura, upper airway
  • Mediastinum - oesophagus and other tissues
  • Psychogenic.