Concerns about heart health can benefit from a visit to the cardiologist. It's possible to feel bouts of chest pain, but not all instances are cause for evaluation. However, when chest pain travels to the jaw, arm, shoulder, or back, or a person experiences lightheadedness associated with nausea, sweating, or stomach pain, these cases require immediate attention. At Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center, APMC, Dr. Virginia Gonzalez will rule out minor, moderate, or severe conditions, such as GERD, angina, or a lung issue, during your initial visit to our West Monroe, LA, office.
When You Should See a Cardiologist for Chest Pain
If cardiovascular disease is present on your family tree, visiting a cardiologist should be of significant importance. When left untreated, this condition can potentially lead to a heart attack or stroke, and Dr. Gonzalez makes it her priority for patients to avoid either. Severe headache, nosebleed, and head or neck pulsations are signs of high blood pressure, which can cause chest pain. Other reasons include a history of smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, as well as kidney disease. Being inactive can also lead to chest discomfort. Therefore visiting a cardiologist is essential to developing an exercise plan and rule out any underlying conditions. If you exhibit any signs, symptoms, or risk factors, consider scheduling a consultation in our West Monroe, LA office. It's also beneficial to visit a cardiologist for minor issues like heartburn. Let us help you find relief at Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center, APMC.
If chest pain remains constant, don't ignore signs or symptoms. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible when crushing, squeezing, or shortness of breath occurs. For more information about chest pain, other conditions we treat, and services provided by Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center, APMC, visit our website. Please call (318) 338-3540 for appointment scheduling with Dr. Virginia Gonzalez in our West Monroe, LA, and Winnsboro, LA office.