Chest Pain

Kintur A. Sanghvi, MD, FACC, FSCAI -  - Board Certified Cardiologist

NJ Heart & Vascular Care

Kintur A. Sanghvi, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Board Certified Cardiologist & Cardiovascular Physician located in Princeton, NJ & Hamilton Square, NJ

If you’re having chest pain, it could be a sign of a severe or life-threatening condition. Don’t ignore chest pain. Have it evaluated by board-certified cardiovascular physician Kintur Sanghvi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, of NJ Heart & Vascular Care in Princeton and Hamilton, New Jersey. He has the expertise needed to diagnose any underlying cause of your chest pain and provide the appropriate treatment. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today. If your pain is sudden and you fear you’re having a heart attack, contact 911 right away.

Chest Pain Q & A

What causes chest pain?

Chest pain doesn’t have just one cause, and it’s not always due to issues with your heart. Mild conditions like heartburn or musculoskeletal injuries can be to blame.

In some cases, however, chest pain is due to issues in your heart and lungs. These include:

  • Heart attack
  • Aorta dissection
  • Pericarditis
  • Heart block
  • Angina
  • Pulmonary hypertension

If you have chest pain, it’s extremely important to have a comprehensive clinical evaluation and examination. 

Dr. Sanghvi provides a correct diagnosis and timely treatment that can save your life if you do have a heart condition. An accurate diagnosis can also help relieve any anxiety or worry, even if your chest pain is due to another, less serious cause.

When should I be concerned about chest pain?

Because chest pain can be a sign of a serious condition, it’s always a cause for concern. Pay particular attention if the pain causes a sense of fullness, burning, tightness, or pressure in the chest. 

You should seek a consultation with Dr. Sanghvi if you have chest pain that worsens with activity, radiates to your neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms, or comes and goes. You should also come in any time your chest pain is accompanied by dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, or cold sweats.

You know your body. If your chest pain is worrisome, seek immediate care. This is particularly important if your pain comes on suddenly or is accompanied by fever, sweating, or confusion.

How is chest pain treated?

If you come to NJ Heart & Vascular Care with chest pain, Dr. Sanghvi will review your personal and family medical history, perform a physical exam, and may order screenings like blood tests, chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, or a CT scan. Other tests he may recommend include a stress test and angiogram.

Your personalized treatment depends on the cause of your pain. You may benefit from medications, lifestyle changes, non-surgical procedures, or surgical interventions.

Dr. Sanghvi is experienced at treating coronary artery stenosis (a narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to your heart), as well as blocked heart arteries, narrowing of your heart valves, inflammation of the sac around your heart, and other serious, life-threatening conditions.

If you have chest pain, don’t wait to make an appointment. Call NJ Hear & Vascular Care or book online today.