Chest Pain Clinic
Zobia Hospital offers chest Pain clinic for assessment, diagnosis and treatment for recent onset of chest pain and suspected angina. Chest pain clinic is specialized screening clinic working with the aim to make the cardiac status known to the patient.
Cardiac evaluation informs patients and their Cardiologist about the health of their heart and what further course of action is most suitable for the patient. If the patient needs more medical attention, he/she will be referred to our cardiology or cardiac surgery clinic, which will further investigate the extent of illness and provide guidance about treatment options.
What will happen during my assessment?
Your initial assessment includes:
- Patient History
- Blood Pressure
- Chest X-Ray – Depending upon patient symptoms
- Heart Health Tests: ECG, ETT & ECHO
Who should visit chest pain clinic?
Zobia Hospital chest pain clinic is aimed at people who are either at risk f coronary heart disease or already have symptoms of heart disease.
Are you at risk?
- Do you have diabetes?
- Are you suffering from obesity (excessive weight)?
- Do you have high cholsterol?
- Are you a smoker?
- Are you over 40 years old?
- Do you have a family history of heart disease at young age?
- Do you have hypertension or high blood pressure?
These could be your symptoms?
- Do you feel heaviness in your chest?
- Do you feel discomfort after taking your meals? Do you feel pain just beneath your ribs (epigastria pain)?
- Do you feel shortness of breath while walking 8-10 steps or climbing stairs? Do you suddenly feel you are not getting enough air to breathe?
- Do you feel dizzy? Do you feel that everything around you is moving or spinning?
- Do you feel all of these symptoms or just a few? These tell-tale signs are the way your body is letting you know that know, that you are sick; and it’s time to see a cardiologist!
Visit our Emergency Unit if:
- You have severe chest pain – with or without pain radiating to your both arms, jaws or back
- You are sweating
- You feel short of breath upon exertion
- You feel like vomiting or throwing up
- You feel epigastria pain (pain just beneath your ribs)
If you are experiencing all or a few of these symptoms, you may be having a heart attack!