Chest pain on physical effort

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Angina pectoris

Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Chest pain on physical effort
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Chest tightness

More information on Angina pectoris is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain, worse on breathing in
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Chest pain on physical effort
  • Coughing up blood

More information on Pulmonary Embolism is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.