I can tell you that I had a gallbladder attack (I ended up having it removed the next day) and I had a lot of pressure and pain in my chest. The pain began in the front of my body and radiated around to my back. This can also be a sign of a hiatal hernia. Other symptoms of hiatal hernia are heartburn, coughing, burping, hiccups, and difficulty swallowing. Remember that sometimes there may be no symptoms present at all. Some of these same symptoms, such as burping and pain, are very common with gallbladder attacks as well. This is why it is always important to see your doctor with any of these issues so he or she can figure out exactly what is going on in the body.