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Chest Pain

Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc.

Cardiologists & Primary Care Practice located in Baltimore, MD & Pikesville, MD

Having chest pain, whether it’s dull or sharp, can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. If you have a history of chest pain, board-certified cardiologist Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, at Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. can provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and improve your health. Book your chest pain exam at the practice’s Pikesville and Baltimore, Maryland, clinic locations by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling either office directly.

Chest Pain Q & A

What causes chest pain?

Chest pain can stem from a number of conditions and ailments, but it’s never something you should ignore, since there’s always a possibility that you're having a heart attack. If you’re experiencing chest pain, it could be related to:

  • Poor blood flow to your heart (angina)
  • Problems with your gallbladder or pancreas
  • Tears in your heart’s aorta (aortic dissection)
  • Blood clot in your lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammation of the protective sac around your heart (pericarditis)

Chest pain is even sometimes linked to inflammatory breathing issues, such as asthma attacks. In any case, if you’re experiencing chest pain, especially if it’s radiating or getting severe, it’s important to seek emergency medical attention right away. 

How is chest pain diagnosed?

When you come to Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. for your chest pain evaluation, Dr. Ezeugwu thoroughly evaluates your chest pain, as well as your personal and family medical history. He needs to know about all chest pain-related symptoms you’re experiencing, such as shortness of breath or swelling in your limbs.

Depending on your evaluation, Dr. Ezeugwu may recommend certain screenings, including an electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram and/or a heart stress test. He may also run some lab work to confirm or rule out certain conditions, especially if you had an abnormal EKG or another type of screening. 

Dr. Ezeugwu is incredibly thorough and spends time determining whether your chest pain is related to your heart or another area. After diagnosing your symptoms, Dr. Ezeugwu talks with you about your treatment options to help you get relief, while focusing on preventing a heart attack and heart failure. 

Can I get treatment for chest pain?

Yes! Your chest pain treatment plan from Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. is entirely tailored to your health and your specific diagnosis. Dr. Ezeugwu may recommend:

  • Prescription medications to improve circulation
  • Blood thinners to prevent the formation of clots
  • Acid-suppressing drugs for heartburn
  • Weight loss planning
  • Smoking cessation 
  • Dietary counseling

If you have a more complex issue that’s causing your chest pain, such as a blockage, Dr. Ezeugwu could recommend special procedures to make essential repairs, such as an angioplasty and stent placement or bypass surgery. 

Find out what’s causing your chest pain and get started on treatment at Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. by booking your exam online or over the phone today.