Cardiac chest pain, also known as angina, is a symptom that occurs when there is a reduced blood flow to the heart muscle due to a blockage or narrowing of the coronary arteries. It is usually described as a squeezing, pressure, or tightness sensation in the chest. While it can be a sign of a serious heart condition, not all chest pain is cardiac in origin, and it’s important to seek medical evaluation to determine the cause.
Here are a few key points about cardiac chest pain:
If you experience chest pain that you suspect may be cardiac in nature, it’s crucial to seek prompt medical attention. A healthcare professional will evaluate your symptoms, perform a physical examination, and may order additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), blood tests, stress tests, or cardiac imaging, to determine the cause of the chest pain and provide appropriate treatment.
It’s important to note that while cardiac chest pain is a significant concern, there are other potential causes of chest pain, such as gastrointestinal issues, musculoskeletal problems, respiratory conditions, or anxiety. A medical professional can help differentiate between these causes and guide you towards the most appropriate management.
RCC Cardiac Urgent Care is accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening cardiac symptoms, including:
PLEASE NOTE: that this is NOT a traditional Urgent Care Center treating any and all ailments. Our facility is ONLY for cardiac related symptoms.
At our Penn Cardiology Specialty Network facility, you will will be cared for by our team of cardiac specialists, and receive access to our state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including:
We will work with your primary or referring physicians to develop a plan of treatment that is suited to meet your individual needs.
We also provide accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening vascular symptoms, including:
As more and more complex procedures are performed in the outpatient and inpatient setting, the risk of perioperative cardiac complication increases. Regional Cardiology Consultants’ dedicated team specializes in providing the accurate and timely pre-op clearance required by patients.
Our services include:
Better yet, all services can be performed in the convenience of our offices. In most cases, we can have a preliminary report for your physician the same day as our consult and a folder containing everything you need to proceed with planned surgery including the transcribed pre-op consult, EKG with interpretation, and any other testing required to be cleared for your procedure.
Regional Cardiology Consultants is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, state of the art, compassionate, cost-effective and timely medical services in the promotion of improved health for the community of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas.