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Chest Pain


The number one cause of death in America is heart attack, and the number one symptom of a heart attack is chest pain. That’s why patients should take any form of chest pain seriously, says Basmah Safdar, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine at Yale Medicine. In this video, she describes the different types of chest pain, dispelling the myth that only severe chest pain is indicative of a heart attack. She also explains the approach at Yale Medicine’s Chest Pain Center—a unique physical observation unit where emergency and cardiac specialists come together to diagnose patients.