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Breast pain often indicates severe heart disease


Heart disease more common than breast cancer
If women complain of chest pain, those affected should also think about it. Heart disease is more common in women than in breast cancer when patients are under 65 years of age. If the symptoms are acute, 112 should be chosen.

More deaths from cardiovascular disease than from breast cancer Even in middle age, women should pay more attention to their hearts. Compared to the most suspected breasts, this is the cause more often if it hurts in the chest. In the "Apotheken Umschau" (1/2015 B), Professor Ursula Härtel from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich explained: "Women do not know that more than 65 of them die of cardiovascular disease among the under-65s of breast cancer. "

Symptoms that indicate the heart Men suffer twice as often from a circulatory disorder in the heart, which can lead to an infarction. But relatively speaking, more women than men die from this disease, namely 43 percent versus 37 percent. Symptoms that can indicate the heart include severe pain with shortness of breath in the chest area that radiates into the arms, shoulders and neck, but also upper abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. Experts advise you to see a doctor quickly if you have any complaints. Special chest pain centers that are available in different clinics are best suited.

Chest pain can have different causes. Even if many people immediately think of a heart attack if they suddenly feel a sudden sting in the chest, the pain can also have other causes. For example, tension, diseases of the respiratory tract, stomach and esophagus can be felt as chest pain. Lung diseases such as tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism and lung cancer can also trigger the symptoms. Or just the mentioned diseases of the cardiovascular system such as arterial calcification or coronary heart disease. (ad)

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Video: Approach to an Adult Patient with Chest Pain (December 2021).