Pressure, discomfort, tightness, or a squeezing feeling in your chest. Shortness of breath. Exhaustion after exertion.
These feelings could be angina, a recurring chest pain or discomfort that happens when some part of the heart does not receive enough blood and oxygen. Think of it as your heart’s warning system; its way of cautioning you to slow down and get your heart examined.
Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), a narrowing of one or more arteries that supply blood to the heart. CAD is a leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
The good news is that the heart experts at BayCare can get to the root cause of your angina and offer treatment options and procedures that are right for you. For a referral to a heart specialist, fill out the referral form or call us at (855) 211-3627.
So if you or your doctor suspect you may have angina or heart condition, don’t wait. When it comes to your heart, time is of the essence. Even during these times. To protect you from COVID-19, we’ve put enhanced safety measures in place at all our facilities.
If you are experiencing pressure, heaviness or pain in the chest, arm, jaw, or below the breastbone, either alone or in combination with sweating, nausea, extreme shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeats, you may be having a heart attack. Please call 911 immediately.