Chest Pain Specialist

Ani Medical Group

Orthopaedics, Spine, Podiatry & Cardiology Practice located in Hazlet, NJ & Old Bridge, NJ

Chest pain should always be taken seriously, even if you’ve never had a cardiovascular health issue before. At Ani Medical Group in Hazlet and Old Bridge, New Jersey, board-certified cardiologist Mohamad Salim Ani, MD, FACC, offers expert diagnosis and treatments for the cardiovascular causes of chest pain. Call Ani Medical Group today or use online booking to check for the next available appointment if you’re experiencing chest pain.

Chest Pain Q & A

What causes chest pain?

Many conditions can cause chest pain, including cardiovascular, digestive, and respiratory problems. Some of the common cardiovascular causes of chest pain include:

  • Heart attack: blockage in one or more of your arteries stops oxygenated blood from reaching your heart
  • Angina: reduced blood flow to your heart
  • Aortic dissection: the inner layers of your aorta separate and eventually tear
  • Pericarditis: inflammation of the fluid sac that surrounds your heart
  • Myocarditis: inflammation of your heart muscle
  • Valve disease: problems with the valves in your heart disrupt blood flow

Chest pain may be sharp, or you may feel like your heart is being squeezed. Chest pain can also radiate through your back, shoulders, arms, neck, and jaw.

How is the cause of chest pain diagnosed?

If you experience chest pain, it’s critical to consult with a cardiologist and get an accurate diagnosis so you can begin treatment to restore and protect your health. At Ani Medical Group, Dr. Ani offers a variety of cardiac tests to monitor your heart and blood vessel activity to identify the cause of your pain. Some of the available tests include:

  • Echocardiograms
  • Electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG)
  • Holter monitor testing
  • CT stress tests
  • Cardiac catheterization

These tests show Dr. Ani different details about how your heart is functioning. For example, an echocardiogram uses ultrasound technology to create images of your heart function and the way your blood moves through your blood vessels and heart, while an electrocardiogram monitors the electrical activity in your heart that stimulates your heartbeat.

What should I do if I experience chest pain?

Chest pain could be a sign of a severe health problem, and you should seek medical attention immediately. If you have moderate chest pain, especially if it occurs while you’re at rest or you have a personal or family history of heart disease, call Dr. Ani and make an appointment. Whenever possible, he sees you on the same day.

However, It’s critical to get emergency medical attention if you have chest pain that lasts for more than five minutes and is combined with other symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Radiating pain in your neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular pulse

You should call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate medical treatment.

If you’re concerned about chest pain or need to consult with a cardiologist, call Ani Medical Group or schedule a consultation online today to meet with Dr. Ani.