Chest pain can be a sign of many different conditions. Pain in the chest can come in a variety of sensations and intensities, each of which points to a different cause. Depending on the feeling, chest pain may be connected to a cardiac or heart-related condition.
At Modern Heart and Vascular, we diagnose, manage and treat conditions such as angina pectoris, the medical term for pain related to a cardiac issue. Our experienced team of cardiologists and nurse practitioners is dedicated to finding the best solutions to improve your heart health. We can also help determine if your chest pain is heart-related or caused by another factor.
Contact us today or request an appointment for more information on how to address your heart-related chest pain.
What Is Chest Pain?
Chest pain when lying down or standing up presents in a variety of ways. If the pain or discomfort is related to a cardiac condition, chest pain symptoms might appear in one or more of the following ways:
Sharp, stabbing chest pain on the left side
Pressure or tightness in the chest
Pain that lasts or varies in intensity
Burning or crushing sensation that radiates to your back, jaw, neck or arms
Shortness of breath or chest pain when breathing
Other types of chest pain, less likely to be heart-related, can include trouble swallowing, tenderness, pain on the right side of the chest, sour tastes and persistent discomfort lasting for many hours.
Seek immediate medical help for sudden or unexplained chest pain.