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