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Call 911 or other emergency services

...if you have chest pain that is crushing or squeezing and comes with any of the following symptoms:
  • Sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain that spreads from the chest to the neck, jaw, or one or both shoulders or arms
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fast or irregular pulse
  • Signs of shock (such as severe weakness or inability to stand or walk)
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