New York Medical and Vascular Care
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Chest Pain Q & A
What is chest pain?
Depending on its underlying cause, chest pain may radiate to other areas of your body. It could travel to your neck, extend into your jaw, or radiate down your arm.
Though you may develop chest pain from many causes, the discomfort may be a sign of a life-threatening condition and requires immediate medical care.
What causes chest pain?
Many health conditions cause chest pain. The most serious conditions involve your heart and lungs and might be signs that you’re having a heart attack or pulmonary embolism.
Other causes of chest pain include:
- Acid reflux
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gallbladder problems
- Muscle strain
- Injury to your rib
Mental health conditions, such as anxiety or a panic disorder, may also lead to chest pain.
When should I seek medical help for my chest pain?
- Shortness of breath
- Radiating pain
- Cold sweats
- Difficulty swallowing
- Nausea and vomiting
New York Medical Vascular Care is a multispecialty practice with team of board-certified physicians and licensed therapists who can provide the answers you need.
What happens during a chest pain evaluation?
During your evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including when they started, the symptoms you feel, and the activities that worsen or alleviate your discomfort.
Your provider then performs a physical exam and runs diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out the cause of your chest pain. Testing may include:
- Blood work
- Chest X-ray
- Stress test
Based on the information gathered, the health experts at New York Medical Vascular Care provide a diagnosis to explain your chest pain and develop a personalized treatment plan.
If a cardiac condition is suspected, your provider may refer you to the emergency room for more immediate care or the on-staff cardiologist for additional testing and treatment, which may include endovascular interventions.
To get help for your chest pain, call New York Medical Vascular Care, or book an appointment online today.
Do you experience leg fatigue, cramping, and pain? You might have Peripheral Vascular Disease.
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