Most chest pain isn't a sign of anything serious but you should get medical advice just in case. Get immediate medical help if you think you're having a heart attack.
You could be having a heart attack. Call 999 immediately as you need immediate treatment in hospital.
It's important to get medical advice to make sure it's nothing serious.
Chest pain has many different causes – only the most common are listed below. In most cases, chest pain is not caused by a heart problem.
Your symptoms might give you an idea of the cause. Don't self-diagnose – see your GP if you're worried.
The most common heart problems that cause chest pain include:
You're more likely to have heart problems if you're older or know you're at risk of coronary heart disease.
For example, if you: