Chest Pain Specialist

Uptown Emergency Room

Emergency Room located in Dallas, TX

There are certain medical problems that should never be taken lightly and chest pain ranks high among them. Given that your chest houses your heart, a trip to Uptown Emergency Room is a good idea at the first signs of chest pain. The emergency room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is staffed by experts who know the signs of serious heart trouble. The team takes chest pain very seriously and the ER is equipped with heart monitoring equipment, as well as a defibrillator, to treat you right away. If you’re experiencing chest pain, call or come in to Uptown Emergency Room at any time.

Chest Pain Q & A

Uptown Emergency Room

What is chest pain?

Before getting into the causes of chest pain, it might be helpful to review what chest pain really is. As the name implies, chest pain is exactly that: pain in your chest. But there are other variations of chest pain that are worth mentioning, including:

  • Tightness in your chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Radiating pain in your jaw, shoulder, and arm
  • Dizziness

If any of these symptoms come on suddenly or severely, don’t hesitate to see a doctor and call 911 immediately.

If your chest pain is persistent, but you’re still conscious and alert, you still shouldn’t delay your medical care. Come to Uptown Emergency Room as quickly as possible for prompt treatment.

What causes chest pain?

While one of the causes of chest pain is a heart attack, not all chest pain is necessarily a heart problem. Often, digestive issues like acid reflux can cause considerable pain in your chest. Other causes of chest pain include:

  • Broken or bruised ribs
  • Problems with your lungs
  • Panic attacks
  • Muscular strains
  • Gallbladder or pancreas issues

Given that chest pain is a broad symptom, and your chest a broad area, there are a number of issues that can cause pain. A trip to Uptown Emergency Room can relieve your pain and get to the bottom of the problem.

How is chest pain diagnosed and treated?

Given the seriousness of chest pain, the team of medical experts at Uptown Emergency Room is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology, including an electrocardiogram (EKG), which measures your heart’s activity to look for abnormal rhythms.

In the rare case of a cardiac crisis, Uptown Emergency Room also features a defibrillator, which is a life-saving device that regulates your heart.

If your chest pain doesn’t appear to be cardiac-related, your team orders testing to look for other possible sources to get you treated as quickly as possible. If they find a lung or gastrointestinal issue, they treat your symptoms and discuss next steps with you for more long-term solutions.

If you or a loved one is experiencing chest pain, call or visit Uptown Emergency Room for immediate care seven days a week at any time.