Chest pains can be scary and stands as one of the most common reasons why people visit the emergency room. Although many chest pains are not serious, or related to your cardiac system, chest pains can also indicate a life-threatening condition such as a heart attack. It is difficult to tell if your chest pain is cardiac-related or not. Generally, symptoms of a heart attack include: pressure; fullness; tightening or searing pain that radiates to your arm, your neck or your jaw; pain that lasts more than a few minutes or varies in intensity; or nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath. If you have chest pain, along with any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

If you have chest pains, call 911. After you have been evaluated at the emergency room, you should follow up with a cardiologist. For intermittent chest pains Melbourne FL residents need evaluated, call the Brevard Heart and Vascular Institute for an appointment. There are many different reasons that you can experience chest pains. Many times, a simple procedure or medication may treat the problem and prevent a heart attack. Brevard Heart and Vascular Institute uses new technology to treat your cardiac symptoms with minimally invasive procedures.

There are different causes of chest pain, including a heart attack. A heart attack is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to your heart. Other causes of chest pain include angina, aortic dissection, coronary spasm and pericarditis. Other non-related cardiac conditions can also cause chest pain. Often digestive causes, such as heartburn or a hiatal hernia can mimic symptoms of a heart attack. Musculoskeletal, respiratory and anxiety conditions can cause chest pain.

If you are unsure what is causing your chest pain, call 911. If your chest pain goes away or does not seem severe, call the Brevard Heart and Vascular Institute for an appointment with a cardiologist to properly diagnose your illness or disease. Vascular treatment can be life-saving and you can avoid a heart attack or other cardiac issues with a full-check up. Schedule & RSVP Here

How do I get set up wth a cardiologist?

Call 321-775-1319 to make an appointment withBrevard Heart and Vascular Institute in either the Melbourne or Titusville location