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Chest Pain: When to go to the ER

What Causes Chest Pain?

Chest pain can be a frightening and painful experience. While some symptoms may be harmless, in severe cases it may warrant a trip to the emergency room. It is important to be aware of warning signs and what may be causing your chest pain. Our highly experienced staff at ER of Texas is fully equipped to treat and manage conditions related to chest pain for residents in Lewisville and the surrounding Frisco communities.

The most common causes of chest pain include:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Cardiac condition
  • Issues in lungs
  • Heartburn
  • Heart attack
  • Trauma

Common Symptoms of Chest Pain

A visit to the ER can potentially save your life if you are aware of common warning signs and symptoms. Pain in your chest can become a more serious problem if left undiagnosed.

Common symptoms of chest pain include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Sudden tightness or pressure in chest
  • Pain radiating to back, neck, jaw, shoulders, and one or both arms
  • Chest pain lasting longer than a few minutes
  • Trouble swallowing

When to go to the ER

It can be difficult to decide whether a trip to the ER is necessary or not, if your pain is severe or chronic, or you begin to have new onset pain, this is most likely a sign of a more serious medical problem.

When you arrive at ER of Texas in Lewisville and Frisco, you will be seen by one of our highly trained and knowledgeable physicians. We will work closely with you to come up with a treatment plan that suits your needs the most. The course of treatment is tailored to your personal situation, and we work diligently with you to ensure a safe and effective recovery. Visit us today to get the proper emergency care you deserve.

At ER of Texas, we are happy to speak to you on the phone and provide you with more information and resources. Call our offices in Lewisville and Frisco at to learn more.