Heart Attack

Frequently Asked Questions

17. Should I be concerned if I start feeling chest pain again after a heart attack?

Many heart attack survivors have chest pain, also called angina. The pain usually occurs after exertion or emotional stress and goes away in a few minutes when you rest or take your angina medication as directed. In a heart attack, the pain is usually more severe than in angina, and it does not go away when you rest or take medication. If you think your chest pain could be a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately.