Chest pain should never be ignored. Although not all chest pain has a cardiac origin, if it is caused by a restriction in blood flow to the heart, your chest pain could be a warning sign of a heart attack or other serious heart condition. At Corrielus Cardiology, we know that it can be difficult to distinguish between heart-related chest pain (angina) and other types of chest pain, including those caused by anxiety, digestive issues, asthma or other non-heart related conditions. Our Philadelphia practice proudly extends state-of-the-art care to help patients with chest pain or other cardiac conditions. We utilize proven testing methods to determine if your chest pain requires cardiovascular care.
Symptoms & Causes of Chest Pain
Cardiac chest pain can feel different from patient to patient. While some may experience a dull ache or heavy pressure, others may suffer from sharp, stabbing pain or squeezing pain. Chest pain can be felt anywhere from the top of the shoulders to the bottom of the ribs on the front of your body. If you encounter chest tightness or discomfort of any kind, we want to evaluate you. Taking proactive measures to restore your heart health can not only allow you to live a higher quality life, but it can also help you avoid the need for invasive treatments in the future.
Treatment of Chest Pain
If your chest pain is determined to be heart-related, we will go to great lengths to evaluate your risk for heart attack and treat your chest pain appropriately and effectively. Medications such as artery relaxers, blood thinners and aspirin may be considered. As with all heart conditions, we strongly encourage a change in lifestyle when needed. A healthy diet, regular exercise, not smoking and leading a low stress lifestyle have all been proven to support healthy blood vessels and reduce the risk for cardiac chest pain or angina.
For an accurate diagnosis of your chest pain in Philadelphia, please contact Corrielus Cardiology today. Your overall well-being is always important to us.