Chest Pain - Diagnosis and Treatment in Navi Mumbai

Chest Pain Unit

Every year in India and abroad, a vast number of patients present to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of chest pain, discomfort or other symptoms associated with the possible acute coronary syndrome (ACS). While more than half of these patients are generally admitted for further diagnostic evaluation, quite a few of them are diagnosed with ACS.

Chest pain units (CPUs) are an innovative and comprehensive system of medical care for patients with acute chest pain. Patients are delivered for up to 6 hours of observation, ECG monitoring and testing for the cardiac marker, followed by conducting an exercise treadmill test (ETT). Chest pain units tend to reduce hospital admissions, costs of health services, and feelings of anxiety and depression in the patients. In addition, they promote improved patient-reported health, quality of life and satisfaction with medical care.

The objectives of the CPU are:

  • Triage and segregation of high-risk patients to deliver fast-track therapy
  • Identification of low-risk patients for assignment to more deliberate evaluation and treatment
  • Prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions of the low-risk patients

The strategies used at CPU include accelerated diagnostic protocols along with 6 to 12 hours of monitoring and measurement of cardiac injury markers. If found negative, they are followed by exercise tolerance testing before or shortly after discharge. The low-risk patients are recommended to undergo exercise tolerance testing earlier and are discharged if the test is negative and there are no indications of admission. Outpatient follow-up is an important component of these strategies.

Safe and appropriate management of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of chest pain consistent with myocardial ischemia continues to present a major clinical challenge in many clinical settings. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai employs international standards of healthcare that mandate rapid institution of proven therapy for decreasing mortality and morbidity in people with acute coronary syndromes. Low-risk patients presenting with acute chest pain are identified by clinical signs and symptoms, including the medical history, physical examination and initial electrocardiogram (ECG). Management and care of these patients varies fundamentally from that of high-risk patients who need urgent initiation of time-dependent interventions, including coronary reperfusion therapy and other anti-ischemic treatment modalities. To satisfy the dichotomous therapeutic needs of both high- and low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, innovative strategies have been developed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai, including optimum management guidelines, clinical algorithms, predictive instruments and chest pain observation units (CPU).

We at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai acknowledge that the timely evaluation and treatment of chest pain, including heart disease, may drastically affect the outcome of the patients, both physically and psychologically. Therefore, we emphasize on appropriate management of every such patient at the appropriate time, providing the best Chest Pain treatment in Navi Mumbai. During post-treatment follow-ups, we not only aim to help the patients physically but support them emotionally as well.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, brings together an exceptional team of chest pain treatment doctors in Navi Mumbai, expert cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other medical experts who collaborate with compassionate nursing staff to provide patients with accurate diagnosis and medical care.

The hospital is equipped with high-end infrastructure and advanced medical facilities that allow safer, better, and integrative medical care. At Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai, we always strive to provide our patients with the best possible medical treatments to attain the highest possible success rates.