Chest Pain

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1101 East Blvd
Deer Park, TX 77536

Chest Pain
Chest pain is one of the most common reasons for emergency room visits. So, it is a symptom you should not ignore. You may experience a sharp, aching, burning, or crushing sensation anywhere between your neck and abdomen. In more severe cases, chest pain can be an early warning sign of an impending heart attack. Often, chest pain may signal a variety of conditions—many of which aren't even related to the heart. Almost all heart attacks involve some discomfort in the center of the chest. The pain can last for a couple of minutes, return, and the cycle continues. In some cases, you may experience silent symptoms. Such symptoms include breathlessness, heartburn, nausea, or fatigue.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting, sudden nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Flushing
  • Numbness, pain, or prickling sensations. Can occur along the back, one (or both) arms, jaw, neck, or stomach
  • Uncomfortable pain in the center of the chest such. Described as a squeezing, tightening, or burning, sensation.
  • Sudden aching in one or both arms

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(346) 954-6007

Chest Pain Features

Your chest pain could point to one of the following heart-related diseases:

 

  • Stable Angina:

A chest pain or discomfort as a result of reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. This type of pain usually occurs with activity, excitement, or emotional stress and is relieved with rest. It will begin at a low level, then gradually increases within the next few minutes. 

 

 

  • Unstable Angina:

Occurs when your heart doesn’t get enough blood flow and oxygen. The severity and duration of angina may vary. If you notice a sudden change in chest pain, you may be experiencing unstable angina.

Remember: Unstable angina symptoms may signal an impending heart attack. Because of this—when these symptoms arise—call your local ER as quickly as possible.

 

 

  • Pulmonary Embolism:

This occurs when a clot (typically from your leg or pelvic veins) lodges in a pulmonary artery of your lung. Since the clot cuts off blood flow to your lungs, a pulmonary embolism is potentially life-threatening.

Heart Valve Disease: The heart has four valves; each opens and closes to keep blood flowing in the right direction. This also ensures proper circulation. If a valve malfunctions, you may develop a heart valve disease. If you were previously diagnosed with heart valve disease and experience these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

 Remember: You must move fast during life-threatening situations. Call your doctor ASAP if you experience:

  • Persistent chest pain during the past two months that is now more severe.
  • Chest pain that occurs three or more times a day.
  • A sudden increase in chest pain that is more severe or long in duration.
  • Chest pain at rest despite no apparent exertion or stress.

 

Call 911 or other emergency services if you have coronary artery disease diagnosed by a doctor in the past. Or if you experience chest pain that persists after taking your home treatment plan for angina.

Do you have questions about the services that our emergency room provides? Call our office today. We put your health first at Community Health 1st ER!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chest Pain when to be concerned / How do I know if my chest pain is Serious

The signs of an emergency include pain that is accompanied by fainting, nausea or weakness, and if the pain or discomfort is very bad and worsens. If people haven’t been diagnosed with angina before and they have chest pain and these associated symptoms, they should call 911 or seek care from local Emergency Room

What are the six common non cardiac causes of chest pain.

In most people, non-cardiac chest pain is related to a problem with the esophagus, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Other causes include muscle or bone problems, lung conditions or diseases, stomach problems, stress, anxiety, and depression. All of which should be checked by a Doctor as soon as possible.

What are the 4 silent signs of Heart attack?

Nausea, Indigestion, Heartburn, or Stomach Pain. Some people have these symptoms during a heart attack.

What do mini heart attacks feel like?

You can have a heart attack and not even know it. … They are described as “silent” because when they occur, their symptoms lack the intensity of a classic heart attack, such as extreme chest pain and pressure; stabbing pain in the arm, neck, or jaw; sudden shortness of breath; sweating, and dizziness. Most feel minor chest discomfort with all the sudden tiredness with any of the above signs with or without.y Room

What are the warning signs of clogged arteries?

Chest pain.

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Weakness or dizziness.
  • Nausea.
  • Sweating.

These are just a few sign and symptoms that can be a warning sign and should be checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

How do I know if my heart is ok?

SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY HEART YOU NEED TO KNOW.

  • Heart problems are the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Aching in The Shoulder and Chest
  • Snoring and Sleeping Problems / Shortness of Breath and Fatigue
  • Difficulty with Sexual Function
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Sore Gums and Jaw, Mouth Problems
  • Puffy Legs and Feet
How can I test my heart at home?

The best way to test your heart is to purchase a pulse monitor and a blood pressure monitor from your local pharmacy, keep a daily log and share these results with your family doctor on you next visit.from local Emergency Room

Pulse Oximeter Fingertip Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Pulse Rate and SpO2 Level Portable with Lanyard and Batteries and Home Blood Pressure machine.

How can you rule out a heart attack at home?

You cannot rule out a heart attack from home. If you feel as if you are having a heart attack. Then call 911. If you don’t call 911 have someone take you to the nearest Emergency Room. Where a medical team can evaluate you as soon as possible. The following test need to be done at the very minimum.

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG). This first test done to diagnose a heart attack records the electrical activity of your heart via electrodes attached to your skin. …
  • Blood tests. Certain heart proteins slowly leak into your blood after heart damage from a heart attack.
Will aspirin stop a heart attack?

NO!!! Aspirin interferes with your blood’s clotting action. Where a blood clot can quickly form and block the artery that prevents blood flow to the heart and causes a heart attack.

Aspirin therapy reduces the clotting action of platelets — possibly preventing a heart attack.

Your doctor will usually prescribe a daily dose anywhere from 81 mg — the amount in an adult low-dose aspirin — to 325 mg (a regular strength tablet). If you have had a heart attack or have had a heart stent placed, it’s very important to take aspirin and any other blood-thinning medications exactly as recommended. But only if prescribed by your Doctor

Can you be having a heart attack for days?

YES!!! Some heart attacks strike suddenly, but many people may have warning signs and symptoms hours, days or even weeks in advance. The earliest warning sign might be recurrent chest pain or pressure (angina) that’s triggered by exertion and relieved by rest. Angina is caused by a temporary decrease in blood flow to the heart.

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