As a symptom, chest pain be awfully scary, which is why millions of Americans seek emergency care when they experience chest pain. The good news is that heart attacks (or the potential for an attack) are only present in about 20% of cases. Still, chest pain requires medical attention, which is why you should seek the counsel of Hertzel Sure, MD, at Sure Medical Care. If you’re experiencing chest pain, call the Elmhurst, New York, office to set up an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.
While the answer to this question may seem obvious, chest pain, or angina, can present itself in many ways, such as:
If you experience a sudden onset of any of these symptoms and they’re severe, it’s best to call 911 or go to your local emergency room immediately.
If your symptoms are mild to moderate, and they come and go, call Sure Medical to determine your next steps.
When you experience chest pain, you may automatically think heart attack, which might be the case. Review the symptoms above and use your judgment as to whether you think you might be experiencing a serious cardiac problem (and please err on the side of caution).
That said, there are many other conditions that can lead to chest pain, such as:
As you can see by this list, the potential causes of chest pain are incredibly varied, which is why you need the help of a specialist like Dr. Sure.
When you see Dr. Sure, he immediately sets to work to identify the source of your chest pain. To start, he may order an EKG, which measures the electrical activity that controls your heartbeats. He will also order an X-ray or sonogram to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your chest cavity.
After reviewing your symptoms, your medical history, and the data he collects, Dr. Sure can pinpoint the problem so that you get the treatment you need.
The answer to this depends entirely upon the underlying cause of your chest pain. After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, rest assured that Dr. Sure’s next step is to treat the condition appropriately or send you in the right direction of a specialist.
If you’re experiencing chest pain, don’t wait to call Sure Medical Care, to set up an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling tool, but calling will ensure that you get the medical help you need more quickly.