Is Chest Pain a Symptom of Cardiomyopathy?

Q:

I felt chest pain twice last week. Could it mean that I have cardiomyopathy?

A:

When you feel pressure or discomfort in your chest, it may be chest pain (angina) which can feel like a heart attack. Most of the time it is a warning sign of heart problems, like cardiomyopathy, pericarditis and aortic stenosis. If there is not enough blood flowing to your heart, chest pain will occur.

The pain usually goes away quickly. Yet you must understand that it can be a sign of a life-threatening heart disease. You can’t deal with the condition on your own. You should call your doctor. The pain may be a sign of cardiomyopathy or other heart diseases. It is vital to find out what is going on in your body and find ways to prevent a heart attack or heart failure.

There are several types of chest pain – stable angina, unstable angina, and prinzmetal’s angina (variant angina). All the three types relate to heart problems.

 

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