Chest pain does not necessarily indicate heart disease.

Chest Pain and Its Relation to Heart Disease

It’s no wonder many people worry they might be in the midst of a medical emergency when they feel chest pain or discomfort: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women throughout the US, killing approximately 610,000 people each year, that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. There are a variety of sensations and symptoms associated with chest pain that could point to a possible heart attack, including nausea, profuse sweating, palpitations and a sense of impending death.