Chest pain can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'critical'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose chest pain, we could:
Do you experience chest pain? Do not include pressure or tightness.
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Yes, I can touch the tender area
→ Yes, it is deep in my chest
→ Yes, it radiates to my back, neck, jaw or arm