Having chest pain, whether it is dull or sharp, can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. If you have a history of chest pain, board-certified cardiologist Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, and our team at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) can provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and improve your health. Book your chest pain exam by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling either office directly.
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Chest pain can stem from a number of conditions and ailments, but it’s never something you should ignore, since there’s always a possibility that you're having a heart attack. If you are experiencing chest pain, it could be related to:
Poor blood flow to your heart (angina)
Problems with your gallbladder or pancreas
Tears in your heart’s aorta (aortic dissection)
Blood clot in your lungs (pulmonary embolism)
Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Inflammation of the protective sac around your heart (pericarditis)
Chest pain is even sometimes linked to inflammatory breathing issues, such as asthma attacks. In any case, if you are experiencing chest pain, especially if it’s radiating or getting severe, it’s important to seek emergency medical attention right away.
When you come to Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) for your chest pain evaluation, Our Team thoroughly evaluates your chest pain, as well as your personal and family medical history. He needs to know about all chest pain-related symptoms you are experiencing, such as shortness of breath or swelling in your limbs.
Depending on your evaluation, Our Team may recommend certain screenings, including an electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram and/or a heart stress test. He may also run some lab work to confirm or rule out certain conditions, especially if you had an abnormal EKG or another type of screening.
Our Team is incredibly thorough and spends time determining whether your chest pain is related to your heart or another area. After diagnosing your symptoms, Our Team talks with you about your treatment options to help you get relief, while focusing on preventing a heart attack and heart failure.
Yes! Your chest pain treatment plan from Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) is entirely tailored to your health and your specific diagnosis. Our Team may recommend:
Prescription medications to improve circulation
Blood thinners to prevent the formation of clots
Acid-suppressing drugs for heartburn
Weight loss planning
If you have a more complex issue that’s causing your chest pain, such as a blockage, Our Team could recommend special procedures to make essential repairs, such as an angioplasty and stent placement or bypass surgery.
Find out what’s causing your chest pain and get started on treatment at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) by booking your exam online or over the phone today.
- Prescription medications to improve circulation
- Blood thinners to prevent the formation of clots
- Acid-suppressing drugs for heartburn
- Weight loss planning
- Smoking cessation
- Dietary counseling
If you have a more complex issue that’s causing your chest pain, such as a blockage, Dr. Ezeugwu could recommend special procedures to make essential repairs, such as an angioplasty and stent placement or bypass surgery.
Find out what’s causing your chest pain and get started on treatment at Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. by booking your exam online or over the phone today.