Emergency medicine is only prescribed in emergency rooms which makes an urgent care clinic not a viable option for heart attack patients. These emergency medicines help stop the blood from clotting in the heart and blood vessels.
Should I go to urgent care for mild chest pain?
After all, even otherwise healthy people can have unexpected heart attacks. But if you’re under 55 (the age at which risk goes up for women), have no history of heart disease, and think you can pinpoint a minor cause behind your chest pain, you may want to consider urgent care over the emergency room.
When should you go to the ER for heart?
If you have these symptoms, go to the emergency room immediately: Discomfort that feels like pressure, fullness, or a squeezing pain in the center or left side of your chest. It lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
Should I go to the ER if my chest feels tight?
You should also visit the ER if your chest pain is prolonged, severe or accompanied by any of the following symptoms: Confusion/disorientation. Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath—especially after a long period of inactivity. Excessive sweating or ashen color.
Can urgent care do EKG?
Yes, urgent care centers provide EKG services to patients during non-life threatening situations. Most commonly, that includes tests that are ordered by your primary care physician or one of our physicians during an exam for minor symptoms, like heartburn.
Will I get admitted for chest pain?
Patients with acute central chest pain account for 20-30% of emergency medical admissions. Most are admitted because of concern about unstable coronary heart disease. Yet fewer than half will have a final diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina.
Should I go to the ER if my heart rate is over 100?
If you’re sitting down and feeling calm, your heart shouldn’t beat more than about 100 times per minute. A heartbeat that’s faster than this, also called tachycardia, is a reason to come to the emergency department and get checked out.
Should I go to the hospital if my heart rate is over 100?
You should visit your doctor if your heart rate is consistently above 100 beats per minute or below 60 beats per minute (and you’re not an athlete).
How can you tell if chest pain is heart related?
Heart-related chest pain
- Pressure, fullness, burning or tightness in your chest.
- Crushing or searing pain that radiates to your back, neck, jaw, shoulders, and one or both arms.
- Pain that lasts more than a few minutes, gets worse with activity, goes away and comes back, or varies in intensity.
- Shortness of breath.
When should I seek medical attention for chest pain?
When to see a doctor
Anxiety, indigestion, infection, muscle strain, and heart or lung problems can all cause chest pain. If your chest pain is new, changing or otherwise unexplained, seek help from a doctor. If you think you’re having a heart attack, call 911 or your local emergency number.