Mission Heart & Vascular
Board Certified Interventional Cardiologists & Peripheral Vascular Disease located in Mission, TX
Chest pain is a common symptom of a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. If you experience chest pain, schedule a visit with board-certified interventional cardiologists Gabriel Todd Faz, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Kiran Mangalpally, MD, at Mission Heart & Vascular. Located in Mission, Texas, the practice offers in-office diagnostics and a number of treatments to help improve and maintain your heart health. To speak with a cardiologist about your chest pain, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Chest Pain Q & A
What conditions cause chest pain?
Chest pain comes in many forms, with many different causes. While some chest pain can feel like a dull ache, other types can feel like crushing or burning pain. The nature of your chest pain depends on the underlying cause. Potential causes of chest pain include:
- Sore muscles
- Collapsed lung
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Aortic dissection
- Heart attack
Having pain in your chest is an alarming experience, but it doesn’t always mean a heart attack. Chest pain can be caused by a number of issues, including digestive and muscle-related problems. Problems with your lungs can also cause chest pain.
If your chest pain is caused by a problem with your heart, you may notice additional symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, cold sweats, or nausea.
Many people find it difficult to distinguish between the different types of chest pain. If you experience unexplained or concerning chest pain, it’s important to speak with Mission Heart & Vascular about your symptoms.
How is chest pain diagnosed?
Mission Heart & Vascular offers a number of in-office diagnostics to accurately determine the underlying cause of your chest pain.
If you suffer from chest pain, your cardiologist may begin your diagnosis with an EKG to rule out a heart attack. If your symptoms aren’t caused by a heart attack, they may conduct a number of additional tests like:
- Blood test
- Stress test
- Cardiac catheterization
Treatment of your chest pain is determined by the underlying cause. After your diagnosis, Mission Heart & Vascular works with you to develop the most effective treatment plan.
How is chest pain treated?
Treatment for your chest pain may include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Artery relaxers
- Blood thinners
- Acid-suppressing medications
Mission Heart & Vascular specializes in comprehensive cardiovascular care and may combine a number of treatments to effectively address your chest pain. The team also offers preventive services to help you improve and maintain your heart health.
If your condition is severe, you may need surgery to repair or unblock the arteries feeding your heart.
To find out which treatment is right for your chest pain, book an appointment at Mission Heart & Vascular by phone or online today.
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