Chest Pain

Chest Pain  

Chest pain is often an indicator of a heart attack, and will almost always require a trip to Clear Choice Emergency Room for proper diagnosis of Heart Attack. Chest pain should never be initially seen at a doctor’s office.

Heart Attacks are usually caused by a blood clot in an artery already clogged with cholesterol deposits.  When a heart attack occurs, the heart is deprived of much needed blood and oxygen.  Since the blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart, muscle tissue begins to starve, and eventually, the heart muscle will die.

Symptoms

Chest pain is the symptom, but it affects people differently. You may feel:

  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Discomfort
  • Feeling of fullness in the chest
  • Heaviness
  • Pressure
  • Squeezing

You’re likely to have pain behind your breastbone, but it can spread to your shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw, or back.

It’s possible to mistake an aching or burning for heartburn or gas.

Men often feel pain in their chest, neck, and shoulders. Women may feel discomfort in their belly, neck, jaw, throat, or back. You may also have shortness of breath, sweating, or dizziness.

When to visit Clear Choice Emergency Room:

If you have chest pain that is new or unusual, and you think you may be having a heart attack, call 911 immediately, or head to Clear Choice Emergency Room right away. Our skilled physicians and staff will quickly diagnose your condition and immediately get you to the right specialist to treat your condition.

Clear Choice Emergency Room is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, and at any given time, you will be seen by a board certified, highly experienced emergency care physician.