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Having chest pain or difficulty breathing can be frightening and may either be a sign of a serious problem or may only indicate a mild situation. Depending on your exact symptoms, you may need emergency treatment, medication, a lifestyle change, or simply to take it easy until you recover.
Diagnose the cause of your chest, heart, or breathing problem in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV at a nearby Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican emergency room. Call 911 or select your estimated arrival time at one of our hospitals using InQuicker, our online waiting service.
The signs and symptoms vary for each of the conditions that can cause chest, heart, and breathing problems. If you experience symptoms of a heart attack, including pressure in your chest, severe indigestion, or pain in your arms, shoulder, mouth, or back, call 911 immediately. Other symptoms of chest, heart, and breathing problems can include:
Conditions that can cause chest, heart or breathing problems include:
Treatment and prevention strategies for chest, heart, and breathing problems depend on the condition. For example, if you are overweight or obese, getting your weight under control can ease your symptoms. Other conditions, such as a hiatal hernia, may require surgery. Others, including allergies, may be treated with medication or hospitalization, depending on the severity of the problem.
Because some conditions are serious and can be life threatening, seek medical help as soon as possible if you suspect something is wrong. If you believe you have had a heart attack, do not try to drive yourself to a hospital. Call 911 for emergency help.
Our emergency team may recommend that you receive follow-up care from one of our primary care doctors. You can Find a Doctor near you using our online tool.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers emergency services for chest, heart, and breathing problems in the Greater Las Vegas and Henderson area.