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If you have unexplained chest pain then you must seek urgent medical advice as you will need an assessment of your overall health
Chest pain can sometimes start off as a dull pain or ache. It's sometimes described as heaviness, burning, tightness, constriction or squeezing sensation, a heavy weight or pressure. For some people chest pain can feel similar to indigestion or heartburn.
If you have unexplained chest pain then you must seek urgent medical advice as you will need an assessment of your overall health.
This can be done either in a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) or by your GP if the necessary tests are available.
An assessment will consist of:
Depending on your situation, further tests or investigations may be necessary. These can include:
Full explanations of these tests can be found in the tests section.