Are You Experiencing Chest Pain?

Beverly Hills Chest Pain

Have you been getting tired of climbing only a few stairs or get dizzy when you stand up too quickly? Has your left arm hurt and have you had a sudden feeling of pressure? Chest pain is so common but they can tell you a lot about your heart health, this pain can be related to so many factors and it’s better to see your doctor if you’re in doubt


Causes of chest pain


Myocarditis: this heart muscle inflammation may cause fast heartbeat and trouble breathing

Coronary Artery Disease (Angina): caused when your heart doesn’t get oxygen-rich blood, it may feel like a pressure or squeezing in your chest, the pain also can occur in your arms, shoulders, and back.

Pericarditis: The inflammation of this muscle can cause pain similar that caused angina it often causes a steady pain in the shoulder muscle and usually gets worse when you swallow food or breathe.

Coronary Artery Dissection: Multiple factors can create this rare condition causing a tear that develops in the coronary artery which gives sudden severe pain with a ripping sensation that goes up to neck or back.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: This genetic disease causes the heart muscle to grow abnormally thick, Over time heart failure may occur and this makes the heart work harder to pump blood along with chest pains, shortness of breath and fainting.

Mitral Valve Prolapse: Is a condition which a valve in the heart fails to close properly causing chest pains palpitations and dizziness.

Lung Problems: If you’re not breathing at your best at a long time can cause heart disease because your heart isn’t getting the oxygen that it needs, so your blood pressure reduces.

Asthma: Causing shortness of breath and low blood pressure

Pneumonia: This lung infection can cause deep chest ache.


If you are experiencing any sort of chest pain, it can be an indicator or symptom of a very serious health risk so do not hesitate to call your cardiologist at Beverly Hills Cardiology at (310) 858-6500.