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Chest Pain

General Information

When your heart doesn’t receive adequate blood flow, chest pain can immediately set in. Also known as angina, this chest pain can be felt from your abdomen up to your lower neck and collarbone. Some people describe it as a sensation of tightness, pressure or fullness.

However your chest discomfort presents itself, our experienced and dedicated team at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center is ready to diagnose and treat it. For complete care for chest pain, talk to your primary care provider about a heart screening. Or, if you want to talk to someone at the Heart & Vascular Center, call (574) 533-7476 to make an appointment.

Angina symptoms to watch out for

People experience angina symptoms differently. Your chest pain can be sudden, can come and go or last a while. It can be sharp, throbbing, dull, crushing or achy. Other symptoms that commonly appear along with chest discomfort include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Disorientation
  • Cold or clammy skin
  • Nausea

All of these are reasons to seek emergency medical care. If you experience chest pain, always call 911 to have a professional evaluate your symptoms.

What's causing my chest pain?

Angina is a symptom of an underlying heart problem. Plaque buildup in the arteries is the most common cause of chest pain. Unhealthy habits, such as eating a diet high in cholesterol and having a sedentary lifestyle, are key factors that can lead to fatty buildup and eventually heart disease.

Other key causes of heart disease include:

Diagnosing chest pain and angina at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center

Experiencing chest pain can be terrifying and confusing. With leading-edge heart diagnostic services, we can get to the bottom of your chest pain.

We’re ready to offer the relief you need from angina. If you have a high risk for heart disease, talk to your primary care provider about heart screenings at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center.

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