Chest Pain services offered in Phoenix, Prescott, Gilbert, & Sun City, AZ

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Chest pain can be a worrisome symptom, especially if the pain comes on suddenly. At the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, the cardiovascular specialists offer in-office diagnostic testing to quickly identify what’s causing your chest pain. The physicians create customized treatment plans to address the underlying cause of your pain so that you can find long-term pain relief. Don’t delay a diagnostic evaluation if you have unexplained or persistent chest pain. Call the office in Gilbert, Phoenix, Yuma, Peoria (Sun City), or Prescott, Arizona, today or book an appointment online.

What causes chest pain?

Chest pain results from many underlying medical conditions. Some conditions, especially those involving your heart and lungs, can be severe.

The providers at the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center diagnose and treat many of the causes of chest pain, including:

  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)
  • Blood clot in a lung (pulmonary embolism)
  • Poor blood flow to the heart (angina)
  • inflammation in the sac around the heart (pericarditis)

You can also experience occasional chest pain from acid reflux, panic attacks, and esophageal disorders.

When should I seek treatment for chest pain?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center if you have new episodes of unexplained chest pain or sudden and severe chest pain.

The providers offer in-office testing to evaluate your cardiovascular health and determine the cause of your chest pain. They can order:

  • Chest X-rays
  • Blood work
  • Stress tests
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Echocardiogram (echo)

You might also need an angiogram in the on-site cath lab. This procedure uses a long, thin catheter and a special contrast dye to find blockages in the arteries that lead to your heart that can contribute to pain.

Based on the results of your tests, the providers customize a treatment plan to address the underlying condition and relieve your chest pain.

How is chest pain treated?

Your chest pain treatment can include medication to relax your blood vessels and improve blood circulation. You might also need blood thinners to clear clots in your blood vessels that block healthy blood flow.

If medication isn’t enough to treat your chest pain, you could need a surgical procedure like angioplasty. The providers use a catheter with an attached balloon to widen a narrowed blood vessel. Your surgeon can also place a stent, a mesh tube that keeps the vessel open so that blood can flow freely.

More invasive surgery might be necessary if you have blood vessels that are completely blocked or damaged. Bypass surgery takes a blood vessel from another part of your body to divert blood flow around the blockage.

The providers discuss your treatment choices during your initial evaluation. They continue to monitor your cardiovascular health and ensure that your chest pain goes away.

Call the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center near you today or go online to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for unexplained chest pain.