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Cardiovascular Disease Specialist & Interventional Cardiology in Brandon, FL & Sun City Center, FL

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Chest Pain

Experiencing chest pain can be frightening. To understand what’s causing your pain, Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA providers offer on-site diagnostic testing services. The cardiologists also customize treatment plans to address the root cause of your chest pain and protect your cardiovascular system’s long-term health. Call the office in Brandon, Sun City Center, Riverview, or Tampa, Florida, today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for persistent chest pain or book your appointment online.


Chest Pain Q & A


What causes chest pain?

Chest pain ranges in intensity from a dull ache in your mid-section to a sharp, stabbing sensation around your heart. You can also experience a persistent burning sensation or feel like something heavy is crushing your chest.

The many possible causes of chest pain include:

  • Heartburn
  • Heart attack
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pericarditis (heart inflammation)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung)

You can also experience pain in your chest that starts in other areas of your body, like your abdomen. In some cases, chest pain is a side effect of a mental health problem like anxiety and panic attacks.

How is chest pain diagnosed?

If your chest pain is severe and comes on suddenly, it could be a sign that you’re having a heart attack. This requires immediate emergency medical attention. Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

The providers recommend in-office testing for persistent chest pain that’s not an emergency. They offer blood tests, X-rays, cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans, and other diagnostic procedures on-site to give you a fast, accurate diagnosis.

Your cardiologist will also complete a full health evaluation and review your personal and family medical histories to identify what could be contributing to your chest pain.

How is chest pain treated?

How your chest pain is treated will depend on the underlying condition causing it. Initially, the Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA providers will likely prescribe medications to relax the arteries in your heart to improve blood circulation. 

Other medications are available to prevent blood clots and treat anxiety to relieve your chest pain.

If a more severe condition is causing your chest pain, you might need angioplasty. This surgical procedure clears blockages in your blood vessels. You might also need a stent placement, a surgery where your physician implants a mesh metal tube in the vein or artery to keep it open.

The providers will discuss your surgical choices based on your condition.

Call the Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA office nearest to you today or book an appointment online to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chest pain.

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