When you have chest pain, or angina, it can be concerning, no matter the cause. The team at Phoenix Heart is equipped and experienced at helping determine the underlying cause of your chest pain, to ease your mind or provide quality cardiac care if needed. For an evaluation of your angina, call today or book an appointment online at a Phoenix Heart office in Glendale, Goodyear, Anthem, Buckeye, or Black Canyon City, Arizona.
Angina, or chest pain, can come in many forms and have many underlying causes. Some of these causes aren’t of serious concern, while others may need immediate follow-up and treatment.
There are two types of angina:
Both types of angina need evaluation and proper treatment by your cardiologist at Phoenix Heart.
Not all chest pain is related to heart problems. Angina is heart-related chest pain, and underlying causes may include:
Your chest pain may also be associated with other conditions such as:
Evaluation of your chest pain is important, to ensure that it doesn’t need immediate treatment.
Your provider evaluates your chest pain initially by taking a health history and performing a complete physical assessment. They also perform blood tests, including cholesterol and cardiac enzymes, and diagnostic testing.
Diagnostic testing may include:
These tests help determine if your chest pain is cardiac-related. If your pain is associated with heart problems, your cardiologist creates a plan of care for you with the goal of treating the cause of your pain and restoring your heart health.
Depending on the severity and urgency of the underlying cause of your angina, your provider may order treatments ranging from conservative to emergent, including:
It’s sometimes tempting to ignore signs and symptoms of serious health conditions. Chest pain is a symptom that should always be evaluated, to avoid damage to your heart, or even death.
For an expert evaluation of your chest pain or angina, call today or book an appointment online with Phoenix Heart.