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Chest pain is any type of pain or discomfort between your upper belly area and your lower neck. It may feel like a tightness, pressure, fullness or burning sensation in your chest. People describe chest pain as sharp, dull, throbbing, crushing, cramping, or achy.
At Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals, we can help get to the source of your chest pain with cardiac testing and the expertise of our team of specialists. Find a Doctor or call (702) 616-4900 get a referral.
Chest pain can be a life-threatening symptom, as it is a well-recognized sign of a heart attack and other serious heart conditions.
This is why you should seek immediate emergency care (call 911) if you have:
Other serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition include:
While many cases of chest pain are caused by problems with the heart, chest pain can also be due to lung diseases, problems with digestion, or anxiety disorders.
Chest pain can be due to problems with the heart or the area surrounding it:
Chest pain also may be due to psychological conditions and types of anxiety, including panic attacks.
When you seek care for chest pain, your doctor at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican will ask several questions about your symptoms and medical history. If your doctor suspects you are having a heart attack, you will have an EKG and blood tests. You may also have a chest X-ray to check your lungs.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals offers diagnosis and treatment options for chest pain in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.