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Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body, from your jaw and shoulders down to your ribs. It can be a symptom of a heart attack. Find out the facts and when to be concerned.
Angina is chest pain or discomfort that usually comes on during physical activity. Here’s how to recognise angina and what to do about it.
Pericarditis is a serious condition caused by inflammation of the thin sheath around the heart. Read more about pericardititis symptoms, treatment and causes.
Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone. Learn how you can reduce the pain of costochondritis.
Coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
Coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as ‘ischaemic heart disease’, is the most common form of heart disease. Learn how to reduce your risk.
Troponin blood test
Troponin blood tests can help work out if your heart muscle is damaged due to a heart attack. Read about troponin blood tests and when they are used.
Read about aortic stenosis, a condition where the aortic heart valve narrows - making it hard for the heart to pump blood through.
To find out how well your heart is working, your doctor may ask you to have an electrocardiogram (ECG). Learn more about it and why you may need an ECG.
Understanding post-COVID-19 symptoms and long COVID
While most people fully recover from having COVID-19, others have found it can take longer to get back to normal. Read more about post-COVID symptoms and 'long COVID' here.
Acting fast when you notice the warning signs of a heart attack could save a life. Here's how to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack.