Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
If the chest pain is intermittent but without a consistent relationship to exertion or emotional stress, heart disease could still be the cause. The younger you are and the fewer number of cardiac risk factors, the less likely it is that the chest pain is heart related.
Risk factors for coronary heart disease include
family history of heart attack or angina at an early age
abnormal cholesterol levels, especially a high LDL (bad) cholesterol and a low HDL (good) cholesterol
diabetes or pre-diabetes
high blood pressure.
Age and smoking history is a good place to start. Which category are you in?