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