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There are many potential causes of chest discomfort, some of the most important of which are related to the cardiovascular system. Chest pain doesn’t always mean that you’re having a heart attack. It could be a symptom of a lingering ongoing health issue, a recent injury or even a digestive disorder such as heartburn. It’s always best to seek immediate treatment from best rated heart doctor in NYC, cardiovascular doctor for sudden, intense chest pain. Some of most common chest pain conditions are:

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  • Coronary artery disease is a condition that leads to clogged or damaged arteries
  • Pericarditis occurs when the membrane that surrounds your heart becomes inflamed and irritated.
  • Aortic disease refers to a range of disorders that present as acute and/or chronic.
  • Heart failure also referred to as congestive heart failure, happens when your heart becomes too weak to pump properly.
  • Pulmonary disease or lung disease, can severely restrict your breathing and lead to excruciating chest pains that feel like the air is being squeezed right out of you.

If you have a sudden, intense chest pain it’s always best to seek immediate advice and treatment from a leading cardiologist in NYC, cardiovascular doctor Michael Ghalchi. Read more about symptoms & causes of chest pain.

Palpitations are sensations that originate in your heart. How do you know if your heart palpitations are serious or not? In extreme cases, heart palpitations can lead to collapse or cardiac arrest, which also requires immediate medical attention. Only a doctor or cardiologist can tell you for certain if your heart palpitations require medical treatment.

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  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Fainting or near-fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in your chest

How do you know if your heart palpitations are serious or not? Read more about heart palpitations

Dyspnea is the clinical name for shortness of breath or labored breathing. When you have trouble breathing, it typically stems from either heart or lung issues. It can be painful as you struggle to catch your breath.

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If your dyspnea is severe, seek medical attention immediately.

To make an accurate diagnosis, your doctor may ask you two things:

  • When the trouble started, were you at rest, exercising, or doing some other activity?
  • Did the difficulty come on gradually or start abruptly?

Your answers may hint toward specific causes. Based on your symptoms, your doctor can then focus on either cardiac and non-cardiac causes as the possible reason for your dyspnea.

Shortness of breath is not always related to the heart. Tying your shortness of breath to a cardiac cause is just the first step.

Read more about Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Reasons for Dyspnea

Syncope, the clinical term for passing out, is a symptom that’s linked to a broad range of diseases and disorders, which can be cardiac, pulmonary or neurologic in nature. Here is a list of just some of the possible causes:

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  • Arrhythmia is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat. It’s not unusual for this to lead to dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Cerebrovascular Disorder refers to the blood vessels that take oxygen to the brain. When you suffer a stroke, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or another ischemic episode, you’re classified as having a cerebrovascular disorder. Dizziness, while not a regular symptom, is not unusual in any of these cases.
  • Neurologic Diseases are classified as any disease that has to do with the brain and central nervous system.

Read more about Syncope symptoms and root causes.

Dr. M. Ghalchi, Manhattan Cardiologist a Honorary Police Surgeon of NYPD
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Dr. Ghalchi a leading cardiovascular doctor, is proud to have been appointed by the Police Commissioner to serve as an Honorary Police Surgeon of the New York City Police Department.  A group of expert physicians in their respective specialties, honorary surgeons are consultants who ensure that NYPD officers, officials, and their families receive the highest quality care at all times.

“It’s an immense honor and privilege to have been entrusted with the care of the brave men and women that keep our great city safe” – NYC Cardiologist, Dr. Ghalchi

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Very nice and professional. Dr. Ghalchi took the time to get to know me and understand me and my medical history. Although I was seeing him for something simple he did make some recommendations as to how I should proceed with other unrelated health issues. He was very knowledgeable and kind. –ZocDoc

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Dr Ghalchi is an awesome doctor, words are not enough to express his level of care for his patient. As a Patient myself, I appreciate the time he takes to explain and go thru as well as addressing all of my concerns. He is most definitely the best!!! PS. you dont have to wait very long to be seen which is even more awesome. I would recommend Dr. Ghalchi all day every day to anyone who needs a great caring cardiologist in Midtown NYC. –Google

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Dr. Ghalchi had a very positive demeanor and while keeping the conversation light, he more than adequately answered all of my questions (regardless of how dumb they were). –ZocDoc

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Nationally recognized as America’s Top Cardiologist. Midtown NYC heart doctor Michael Ghalchi is a contributor to a multiple, industry best rated cardiology journals including “The Journal of Invasive Cardiology”. Cardiovascular doctor Ghalchi is listed on the American Heart Association board of advisors.

As a NYC’s top cardiologist he brings a wealth of experience and skill to every patient. You’ll find top rated, expert cardiologists and physicians, the most up-to-date, best equipped facilities and a relaxing atmosphere at Manhattan Cardiovascular Associated in Midtown, NYC.

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Cardiovascular doctor Michael Ghalchi is board certified in internal medicinecardiovascular disease, and nuclear cardiology, and is the founder of Manhattan Cardiovascular Associates.

He is a leading heart doctor and cardiac specialist in New York City, and active in medical research and product development – he has published articles in peer reviewed journals including The Journal of Invasive Cardiology and Echocardiography.

  • American Heart Association
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • America’s Top Cardiologists
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • NYU School of Medicine
  • Advisory board of Off the Scale
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