Chest Pain Unit

Chest Pain Unit

Chest pain units are facilities for short stays to facilitate and diagnose patients visiting the emergency department with chest pain. Patients are given initial treatment and kept under observation before a decision is made on hospitalizing them or sending them home. This reduces unnecessary hospital admissions, costs and anxiety for the patient and family members.

All patients visiting the Chest Pain Unit at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore are observed for a period of 6-8 hours with ECG monitoring and cardiac marker testing, followed by an exercise treadmill test. In some cases, advanced tests like 2D Echo or Ultrasound may be performed. Depending on the results of the tests, the team decides the further course of action.

Anybody with acute onset chest pain should visit the Chest Pain Unit as it could be associated with the heart. Other symptoms that present with Chest pain include:

  • Pain in the back, shoulder and jaw
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Upper abdominal discomfort
  • Palpitations
  • Restlessness

The Chest Pain Unit at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore is a part of the Centre for Cardiac Sciences. The Centre provides timely evaluation and treatment to all patients presenting with Chest Pain. A team of top cardiologists, expert cardiac surgeons and medical staff together provide the best treatment for chest pain while following all international protocols. The Chest Pain Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and has advanced medical facilities that allow integrative medical care.