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  • Chest pain can be a sign of a serious condition, like a heart attack.
  • It is important to seek immediate medical help if you are experiencing chest pain.
  • If you think you are having a heart attack, or you are in doubt about the cause of your chest pain, call Triple Zero (000) immediately and ask for an ambulance.
  • Other causes of chest pain include indigestion or reflux, chest infections, blood clot in the lungs, chest muscle strain, inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas, and shingles.

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Reviewed on: 04-01-2023