Chest Pain

Chest Pain services offered via telehealth

Chest Pain

Don't ignore chest pain, it could be a heart attack.

Chest pain has many causes, but it’s not a symptom you can ignore. Zaki Lababidi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Sharolyn McClurg, NP, and the Cardiology At Home team in Gilbert, Arizona, can find the cause of your symptoms after completing a chest pain assessment through their telehealth platform. Call the office today or schedule your chest pain assessment online. The practice provides care through telehealth or home visits.

What does chest pain feel like?

Chest pain is any uncomfortable feeling in the chest. Because chest pain may occur from many causes, the pain varies widely. You may feel a dull, achy sensation or a severe, sharp pain that radiates into your neck or arms. The pain may feel like pressure or squeezing in the chest.

The pain may last a few minutes or several hours, and it may come and go. You can also have chest pain that worsens during exercise and improves at rest, a type of chest pain called angina that occurs in people with coronary artery disease (CAD). 

When do I need a chest pain assessment?

Chest pain is a common symptom of a heart attack, and you need to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately when you have any type of chest discomfort. Getting treatment for a heart attack right away improves your chances of survival.

You may get a chest pain assessment at the ER, but you should follow up with a specialist for a more in-depth evaluation. Cardiology At Home performs comprehensive chest pain assessments from the comfort of your home.

What can I expect during a chest pain assessment?

You can expect a patient-centered evaluation during your chest pain assessment from the Cardiology At Home team. Your doctor reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family health history. They may request vitals such as your height, weight, and blood pressure.

For home visits, your doctor performs a physical exam and may do diagnostic testing such as an electrocardiogram (EKG) to evaluate your heart’s electrical activity. This test shows your heart rate and rhythm and can detect evidence of a heart attack.

If the Cardiology At Home team needs more diagnostic data in order to make a diagnosis, they may request additional testing, such as an echocardiogram or stress test. 

What happens after my chest pain assessment?

Your Cardiology At Home doctor talks to you about the findings from your chest pain assessment and what they mean. They educate you about the heart condition causing your chest pain, your treatment options, and the steps you can take to improve heart health.

Cardiology At Home schedules follow-up visits to monitor health, provide lifestyle modification guidance, and make adjustments to your treatment when appropriate.

A thorough chest pain assessment can save your life. Call Cardiology At Home today or schedule your assessment online.