Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are serious and even life-threatening. Any organ or tissue in your chest can be the source of pain, including your heart, lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs, tendons or nerves. Pain may also spread to the chest from the neck, abdomen and back.
The Emergency Chest Pain Center at the LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute features chest pain experts and cardiologists who diagnose and treat acute coronary syndromes and other cardiac emergencies at the earliest possible moment. Our providers are on call 24/7 and use advanced cardiac diagnostic equipment to evaluate chest pain and quickly implement the appropriate treatment to relieve the pain.
With locations in the ER-7 units of both Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital, the Emergency Chest Pain Center is a cornerstone of one of the most advanced cardiac care facilities in the region. It features an extensive monitoring system that includes an ambulance-to-hospital EKG transfer system; advanced cardiac stress tests; and an evaluation unit for individuals suffering chest pain without evidence of a heart attack.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 immediately.