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Chest Pain Specialist

New York Medical and Vascular Care

Cardiologists, Vascular Doctors, Podiatrists, Gastroenterologists, Physical Therapists, Pediatricians, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physicians Serving Patients in Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Flatlands & Midwood, Brooklyn, New York, Astoria Queens, New York, & Manhattan, New York

Chest pain is a frightening symptom that benefits from a medical evaluation because it may be a sign of a life-threatening condition. New York Specialty Clinics, serving patients of Astoria, Queens and Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, and Marine Park/Flatlands of Brooklyn, is a multispecialty practice. The experienced health care team specializes in chest pain evaluations and provides the expert care you need. Call the office closest to you or book an appointment online today.

Chest Pain Q & A

What is chest pain?

Chest pain is a symptom that appears in many forms, ranging from a sharp stab to a dull ache. Sometimes chest pain causes a crushing or burning sensation. 

Depending on the cause, chest pain may travel to your neck, into your jaw, or radiate down your arm.

Though you may develop chest pain from many causes, the discomfort may be a sign of a life-threatening condition and requires immediate medical care. 

What causes chest pain?

Many health conditions cause chest pain. The most serious conditions involve your heart and lungs and might be signs that you’re having a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. 

Other causes of chest pain include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Muscle strain
  • Injury to your rib
  • Shingles

Mental health conditions, such as anxiety or a panic disorder, may also lead to chest pain. 

When should I seek medical help for my chest pain?

You should never ignore chest pain, and you should seek medical help right away, especially if it is severe and unexpected. You also benefit from a medical evaluation for your chest pain if you’re experiencing other serious symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Radiating pain
  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nausea and vomiting

New York Specialty Clinics is a multispecialty practice with a team of board-certified physicians and licensed therapists who can provide the answers you need. 

What happens during a chest pain evaluation?

When you visit New York Specialty Clinics for a chest pain evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive exam. 

During your evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including when they started, the types of symptoms you feel, and the activities that worsen or alleviate your discomfort. 

Your provider then performs a physical exam and runs diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out the cause of your chest pain. Testing may include:

  • Blood work
  • Urinalysis
  • Chest X-ray
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Stress test
  • Echocardiography

Based on the information gathered, the health experts at New York Specialty Clinics provide a diagnosis to explain your chest pain and develop a personalized treatment plan. 

If a cardiac condition is suspected, your provider may refer you to the emergency room for more immediate care or the on-staff cardiologist for additional testing and treatment, which may include endovascular interventions.

To get help for your chest pain, call New York Specialty Clinics, or book an appointment online today.

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