Chest Pain

There are many health problems that cause chest pain.  Do you know what is causing yours? If you are experiencing this symptom, you should not ignore it.  A good rule of thumb is to seek immediate medical attention if you feel any new or unexplained pain. While not all pain is indicative of an emergency condition, there is often no way to know without visiting a physician.

What do you do if you have chest pain?

Call 911 or other emergency services if you have chest pain that is crushing or squeezing and comes with any of the following symptoms:

  • Searing or “heavy” pain that travels to your back, jaw, neck, shoulders, or arms (especially on your left side)
  • Tightness, pressure, or a sensation of fullness in your chest
  • Chest discomfort that persists for more than a few minutes and worsens with physical activity
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold Sweats
  • Fast or irregular pulse
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness
  • Chest pain that is accompanied by a tear sensation in your back

How do you treat chest pain in the ER?

Whatever health problem is causing your chest pain, our board certified physicians and ICU and Emergency Room (ER) trained nurses at The Emergency Center will provide fast chest pain treatment.  Each of our fully equipped, freestanding ERs in Arlington, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, Texas–features the same capabilities as a traditional hospital ER, minus the hectic atmosphere and often lengthy wait times.

At The Emergency Center, our facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic technologies that streamline care, including a high-resolution, 64-slice CT scanner that is used to evaluate coronary arteries quickly to determine your risk for coronary events now and in the near future, and could help avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.  

Cardiac evaluation and monitoring is also provided to ensure your heart is in good health.  In the event of a heart attack or cardiac emergency that requires surgery, The Emergency Center will stabilize your condition and coordinate expedited transport to the nearest hospital operating room.

What conditions can cause it?

It’s attributed to both heart related and to non-cardiac related problems.  Check out our blog to see what health problems could be causing your chest pain.

Contact Us

Visit The Emergency Room for fast, comprehensive chest pain diagnostics and treatment or call us at (817) 554-8553 for more information.  Our locations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve you.