Chest Pain

Comprehensive Chest Pain Evaluation and Management Services

Chest Pain services
offered in Upper West Side Manhattan, New York, NY

While heart attacks are many people’s first thought when they experience chest pain, many other conditions that can cause it aren’t emergencies. At Central Park West Primary Care and Cardiology Physicians on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, Haleh Milani, MD, FACC, and the team encourage you to take a proactive approach to your health and find out why you have chest pain. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book your chest pain evaluation online today.

What is chest pain?

Chest pain is a symptom and sometimes a sign that something is going on with your heart. Of course, heart conditions aren’t the sole causes of chest pain. With diagnostic testing, Central Park West Primary Care and Cardiology Physicians can diagnose or rule out common causes of chest pain.

When you visit the office for chest pain, you should describe the features of the pain in detail to your provider. Chest pain can be sharp, dull, or tight.

Knowing the features of your pain gives your provider valuable insight that might help them with making a diagnosis, but diagnostic tests like chest X-rays and echocardiograms may also be necessary.

Which conditions cause chest pain?

Many conditions can cause pain or tightness in your chest, including several that have nothing to do with your heart. In fact, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common cause of chest pain, even though most people think of heart attacks first.:

  • Pericarditis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Broken ribs
  • Strained chest muscles
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Gastritis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Esophagitis
  • Panic attacks

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Frequently asked questions

If you experience chest pain, it’s important to seek medical evaluation promptly. While not all chest pain is related to heart conditions, it’s essential to determine the cause. You can schedule an appointment or book a chest pain evaluation online with Central Park West Primary Care and Cardiology Physicians.

Chest pain can manifest in various forms such as sharp, dull, or tight sensations. It is a symptom that may indicate a heart condition but can also be caused by other medical issues. Comprehensive diagnostic testing is necessary to determine the underlying cause.

Chest pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, not all of which are related to the heart. Some common causes include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Pulmonary conditions like pneumonia and pulmonary embolism
  • Musculoskeletal issues such as broken ribs or strained chest muscles
  • Digestive problems like gastritis, pancreatitis, and esophagitis
  • Panic attacks

To diagnose the cause of chest pain, Central Park West Primary Care and Cardiology Physicians may use tests such as chest X-rays and echocardiograms. These help in assessing the heart’s condition and other potential issues in the chest area.

Yes, you can book your chest pain evaluation online or call the office to schedule an appointment. This ensures you receive timely and appropriate care tailored to your symptoms.

If chest pain is severe, accompanied by symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, or nausea, or if it feels different from previous heart-related pains, it may be an emergency. In such cases, seek immediate medical attention.

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    Hours Of Operation:

    Monday:8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Tuesday:8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Wednesday:8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Thursday:8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Friday:8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Saturday:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Upper West Side at 72 St. Manhattan New York

    Parking is always available and free for our patients.

    Dr Milani is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia university Medical Center with a teaching appointment at Columbia / Cornell and Mount Sinai Hospitals in New York."
    She is the Founder of Central Park Physician and has been in private practice at this location for almost 20 years .
    On multiple Consecutive years she has earned numerous prestigious awards for her dedication to patient care and Quality.

    We are Included in the TOP New York Doctors and Castle Connolly ,in addition to the US World News .

    We continue to practice medicine in a compassionate, comprehensive manner prioritizing patient needs as our goal.

    Dr Milani lives in the Upper West side with her family and is at times seen at a local restaurant enjoying a meal or riding a bicycle through the park.

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    Dr. Paliou is a compassionate and patient-oriented endocrinologist assisting her patients in Central Park West Physicians’ NY office. Dr. Paliou is affiliated with the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City, where she serves as the chief of endocrinology. She is also an assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College.

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    Dr. Elaine Kang is board certified in Family Medicine. She graduated from New York Medical College in 2006 and she completed her residency at Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice, New York, NY. Dr. Kang is a leader in the field of women's health. She completed the Physicians for Reproductive Health and Choice Leadership Training Academy to provide advocacy and leadership in the reproductive health field. In addition to her work at Early Options, she currently works in urgent care with CItyMD, in the Emergency Department at North Central Bronx and Jacobi, and provides coverage with the Institute for Family Health, precepting residents and providing healthcare for the homeless.
    She has also helped with international disaster relief services in Haiti and for hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She is currently on the Public Health Commission for the New York State Academy of Family Physicians(NYSAFP) and co-leader of the the New York County Chapter of NYSAFP.

    Dr. Kang provides full scope family medicine services throughout new york - including contraception, routine well woman exam and primary care for all ages and genders.

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