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What causes chest pain, increase in blood pressure and shortness of breath? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Heart Attack Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.

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2

High Blood Pressure Overview

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. Learn how to reduce your risk, note symptoms, and more.

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3

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Overview

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Learn the definition, symptoms, and causes of CAD by reading our overview.

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4

Angina Pectoris

Learn about stable angina and what causes it. Find information on stable angina symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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5

Malignant Hypertension (Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis)

Malignant hypertension is a rare and severe condition in which blood pressure is dangerously high. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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