Pain in the chest is one more common symptom. In some situations (e.g. sitting in a car for a while), patients with asthma may feel like a chain is tightening their chest. They want to break free, but the belt is holding tight. The pressure causes painful feelings in the chest. Heart-related issues, however, are far more dangerous, so it is better to have asthma as your diagnosis – it is easier to control and be cured.