Chest pain that resolves quickly could be a simple case of indigestion. Still, heart-related pain can indicate the presence of a severe medical condition. If you have chest pain that makes you concerned for your health, you can trust interventional cardiologist Behzad Taghizadeh, MD, FACC, to provide expert diagnosis and treatment. To schedule an evaluation for chest pain at the La Mesa or San Diego, California, location, call San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center or book an appointment online.
Chest Pain Q & A
What is chest pain?
What causes heart-related chest pain?
- Angina: insufficient blood flow to the heart
- Aortic dissection: separation of the structures of the aortic artery
- Pericarditis: inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
If you have new or unexplained chest pain or suspect you’re having a heart attack, you should seek immediate medical attention.
What are the symptoms of heart-related chest pain?
- Crushing, burning, or searing pain
- Chest pressure or tightness
- Back, neck, jaw, or shoulder pain
- Pain that gets worse with activity
- Cold sweats
A heart condition may cause ongoing or intermittent chest pain.
What does a chest pain evaluation entail?
Dr. Taghizadeh may order diagnostic cardiovascular imaging, such as:
- Carotid ultrasound
- Venous Doppler studies
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Performed in-office, these scans use state-of-the-art technology to evaluate your heart’s activity.
Which treatments can address chest pain?
Medication can address most heart-related chest pain. Dr. Taghizadeh may recommend:
In some cases, a procedure is necessary to address the underlying cause of chest pain.
If you’re concerned about chest pain, don’t wait to seek help from a caring cardiovascular physician. Call San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center today or make an appointment online.