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March 28, 2016

Chest Pain

Chest Pain is a very common cause for a patient to be seen at FRONTLINE ER emergency room. The causes of chest pain are many. However, the causes that we consider serious are life threatening. Therefore it is very important to try and avoid cardiac causes of chest pain and lead a healthy lifestyle.  This includes eating a healthy balanced diet, exercising which can include just walking briskly for 30 minutes per day. If you smoke, stopping immediately will reduce your risk. Limit alcohol intake. You should visit FRONTLINE ER or call 911 immediately if you feel chest pain or pressure that radiates to your arms, neck, jaw or back.

FRONTLINE ER in Richmond, Texas is always here to take care of people. If you’re suffering from chest pain you should seek treatment immediately. You will get professional and reliable service from FRONTLINE ER.

Some Lifestyle Factors that Increase Risk of Chest Pain
  • Existing heart disease
  • Smoking
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Low physical activity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High stress levels
  • Cholesterol levels
Some Medical Conditions that can  cause Chest Pain
  • Aortic dissection (a tear in the wall of the aorta)
  • Heart attack
  • Heartburn
  • Musculoskeletal chest pain
  • Panic disorder or anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pleuritis
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Pericarditis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Angina

If you have associated symptoms like sweating,shortness of breath feeling weak or tired or nauseated . Women need to remember that they can have atypical symptoms and not have chest pain. They can feel as if they have no energy ,nauseated or abdominal pain. When in doubt, always seek out a health care provider such as FRONTLINE ER. If you are having severe chest pain call 911 as the paramedic can do an ECG of your heart there at your home and if they suspect a heart attack will notify your closest hospital that is chest pain certified so they can prepare to take care of you upon arrival immediately. Call FRONTLINE ER at  to let us know you are coming in.

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