Chest Pain

When You're Experiencing Chest Pains, 5-Minutes Can Make All The Difference!

Chest Pain - can mean many ailments ranging from acid reflux to gas to heart attacks stemming from panic attack and even anxiety. ER Katy has the tools and on-site medical expertise to correctly diagnose.

Chest pain is a symptom we always take seriously.

Of course, not all chest pain is a heart attack or even something serious. But until we know that, we have to be very vigilant.

We absolutely don't want to miss anything serious.

We must examine a patient's presentation and current family history and run certain tests to help determine if something mild or serious is taking place.

Chest Pain can be caused by many different things.

At the same time, not everybody has typical textbook symptoms when their heart muscle isn't getting enough oxygen-carrying blood flow.

Here are a few typical vs. a few atypical symptoms:

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Pains, Burns, Attacks, Oh My!

Not every chest pain is a heart attack, and not every heart attack is because of chest pains. Being able to accurately describe what you're feeling to your ER specialist will make all the difference for you or your loved one.

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PAINS

Chest pains are not to be ignored as they indicate something in the body is very wrong! Don't dismiss your chest pains; seek immediate medical attention.

Typical

mid/slightly to the left chest pressure

tightness

heaviness

squeezing

ache

discomfort that may radiate to the left neck

left arm/shoulder - associated with trouble breathing, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, and sweating.

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BURNS

Atypical

Back Pain

Upper Abdominal Pain

jaw/tooth pain

left or right-hand finger or pinky pain

persistent hiccups or belching

severe weakness

fatigue

lightheaded

anxiety without reason

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ATTACKS

Heart attacks are when the heart muscle becomes starved of oxygen and begins to die due to blood flow to the heart being blocked. Seek immediate medical attention!

Key Symptoms of Heart Attacks

Fatigue

Feeling disoriented

Feeling lightheaded and/or nauseous

Breaking out into a cold sweat

Discomfort in the upper back, jaw, neck, upper extremities

Intense shortness of breath either before or during chest pains

Pain may be experienced in the throat (often confused with indigestion).

Intense chest pain, pressure, or (feeling of) squeezing in the center of the chest

Do not gamble with your life.

If you ever have any of these symptoms without a definite etiology, seek medical attention immediately.

It could be a matter of life or death.

ER Katy at Pin Oak Rd and I-10 have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating chest pain and cardiac events. Open 24/ 7/ 365; there is virtually no wait to be seen by a board-certified ER doctor.

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Chest Pains Are A (Real) Pain, But Don't Panic!

With ER Katy, never stress over who will take care of you when you're at your most vulnerable. We offer every patient our THREE PILLARS OF PROMISE:

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CONFIDENCE

When panic sets in, you deserve to feel confident in who you seek for medical help. At ER Katy, we seek to combine experience, connection, and comfort to eliminate as much of the stress of your visit as possible!

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TRUST

Trust is key between doctors and the community they serve. We firmly advocate for full trust through complete transparency. Our team will never chastise you for your questions, concerns, or beliefs.

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SERVICE

Your visit to our facility may be an emergency, but that doesn't mean you should suffer a lack of care or service. That's why our patients are treated promptly while maintaining top-notch bedside service from the entire staff!

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What To Expect When You're Here

Stressful situations or high-pressure emergencies may have brought you here, but that doesn't mean your experience should be anything short of efficient, kind, and comforting.

Knowing what will happen and when works wonders in reducing ER anxiety.

STEP ONE: Be led to your comfortable, private patient room.

STEP TWO: Receive an in-depth discussion, diagnosis, and treatment plan for your ailments or conditions.

STEP THREE: Get the recommended prescriptions or medications from our on-site pharmacy, so you can go straight home!

Where We're Located

Boasting a spacious 7,000-sq. foot facility to help keep you as calm and comfortable as possible in your most stressful of times, it's hard to miss us!

We are located close to the southwest corner of Pin Oak Rd and I-10, near the H-E-B, next door to Alicia's Mexican Grille.

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Took my 2 yr old son on New Year's Eve at 11 pm. They were very prompt and caring. Their treatment was right on the money. He had a very severe allergic reaction.

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Everyone here was genuinely concerned, welcoming, and professional. They were knowledgeable and made sure I understood all possibilities, available services, and best practices. If I need them again, I know they will be my best option.


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"Had we not taken our son to ER Katy, it's likely he wouldn't have made it through the night!"

"ER Katy Emergency Room saved our son's life. All I can say is that we went to an Urgent Care first, waited a ridiculous amount of time, and after we met [with our nurse we were] sent home. We did not feel comfortable with the "nurse" opinion; he seemed to be getting worse. At 1 AM, we rushed our son to a real doctor at ER Katy in the middle of the night and the doctor (real doctor!) and on-site X-Ray Tech found that my son's liver was cut in half. Had we not taken him to ER Katy (which was very local) it's likely he would not have made it through the night.

They reduced his pain immediately, the staff kept us sane and comfortable. The doctor made calls to transfer him to a specialist. ER Katy Doctors arranged everything. They were perfect, quick, professional, and efficient, and we owe them everything. They have doctors (real emergency room doctors) on staff 24 hours a day. I just thank God for ER Katy."

– Mindy Bakker

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