Chest pain isn’t a condition, but rather the primary symptom of heart attack and heart problems. You should never take chest pain lightly: Seek the expertise of a cardiologist like Dr. Craig Peterson at Eastern Shore Heart Center. Dr. Peterson’s practice in Fairhope, AL is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools to determine whether your heart health is at risk, allowing you to get treatment promptly. To learn more, call or book an appointment online.
In some cases, this pain may radiate out to your neck or back or travel down one or both arms.
After a quick blood pressure test, Dr. Peterson will sit down with you to review your symptoms, as well as your medical history. From there, Dr. Peterson will perform tests based on this information. These tests may include:
Dr. Peterson orders blood screenings to determine a few key factors, such as:
Dr. Peterson turns to imaging technologies to check the function of your heart. These include:
Eastern Shore Heart Center is equipped with the latest technology to check your heart function, including:
If Dr. Peterson identifies a cardiovascular issue in the results of your tests, imaging, and screenings, he can start treating you. Treatment for heart problems largely depends on the source and extent of the problem, but typically includes:
If you’re experiencing chest pain, it is critically important that you seek immediate medical attention. Call Eastern Shore Heart Center or use our convenient form.