Chest Pain

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Chest Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

At Supreme Care ER, we understand the urgency and concern that chest pain can elicit. Our dedicated team is committed to providing fast, quality emergency care 24/7, including holidays. Located at 9530 Jones Road, Houston, TX 77065, we proudly serve the Jersey Village, Texas, and Cypress communities. Call us at (832) 604-7992 for immediate assistance.

What is Chest Pain?

Chest pain is a common symptom that can be caused by various conditions, ranging from minor issues to serious medical emergencies. It can be caused by various medical conditions affecting the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscles, or other structures in the chest. As a result, it is crucial to recognize and address chest pain promptly to ensure the best possible outcome.

Chest Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Common Causes:

Cardiac Issues:

  • heart attack
  • Angina
  • Pericarditis

Respiratory Conditions:

  • Pneumonia
  • Pleurisy
  • Pulmonary embolism.

Gastrointestinal Problems:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Gallbladder issues.

Musculoskeletal Disorders:

  • Muscle strains or rib injuries.

Common Symptoms for Each Cause:

  • Cardiac Issues: Tightness, pressure, or burning sensation in the chest; pain radiating to the jaw, shoulder, or arm.
  • Respiratory Conditions: Shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough.
  • Gastrointestinal Problems: Burning sensation in the chest, acid reflux, and nausea.
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Sharp or stabbing pain, exacerbated by movement or palpation.
Chest Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Chest Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Emergency Medical Conditions that Chest Pain Could Indicate:

  1. Heart Attack
  2. Pulmonary Embolism
  3. Aortic Dissection
  4. Pneumothorax

Emergency Medical Conditions Indicated by Chest Pain:

  • Aortic Dissection
  • Pericarditis
  • Myocarditis

Who is at Risk?

Individuals with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, or a family history of cardiac issues are at an increased risk.

How it Can be Prevented

Our expert healthcare team utilizes advanced diagnostic tools, which may include electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), chest X-rays, blood tests, and imaging studies.

How it is Treated?

Timely and appropriate treatment is crucial. Our experienced medical team will develop a personalized treatment plan based on the underlying cause, which may include medications, or interventions.

When to Go to the ER
Warning Signs
& Symptoms

Seek immediate emergency care if you experience:

  • Severe chest pain or pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating, nausea, or lightheadedness
  • Pain radiating to the arm, jaw, or back

if Treatment
is Not Received

Delaying treatment for chest pain can lead to severe complications, including heart damage, organ failure, or even death.