why does my chest hurt?
www.mayoclinic.org › diseases-conditions › chestChest pain - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.org › diseases-conditions › chest CachedHeart-related causes. Examples of heart-related causes of chest pain include Heart attack. A heart attack results from blocked blood flow often from a blood clot to the heart muscle. Digestive causes. Chest pain can be caused by disorders of the digestive system including Heartburn. This painful burning sensation behind the breastbone occurs when stomach acid washes up from the stomach into the tube that connects the throat to the stomach (esophagus). Muscle and bone causes. Some types of chest pain are associated with injuries and other problems affecting the structures that make up the chest wall including Lung-related causes. Many lung disorders can cause chest pain including Blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism). A blood clot that gets stuck in a lung (pulmonary) artery can block blood flow to lung tissue.