Don’t dismiss that pain in your chest as just post-Christmas indigestion… you could be having a heart attack

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Walking out of the Tube station into the busy street in London’s Covent Garden, Vikie Shanks took a sharp breath as a wave of discomfort flooded over her.

She’d been suffering from bouts of what she’d assumed was indigestion for a couple of weeks, each one more uncomfortable than the last, but this one stopped her in her tracks.

‘Up until that point it had been a mere inconvenience, but this time, along with the pain in the upper part of my torso, I felt really unwell,’ recalls Vikie, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire. ‘I had to sit down on the pavement for about 20 minutes while the feeling passed.’

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