Chest Pain Evaluation is performed for patients with chest pain who are considered to be at low risk for a heart attack. Patients are evaluated for about 10-18 hours, but can remain for up to 23 hours without being admitted to the hospital. Patients undergo cardiac monitoring, treatment and diagnostic testing in a semi-private room with the conveniences of a regular hospital room, such as phone, TV, meal service and visitor privileges.
These processes are designed to safely and expeditiously evaluate chest pain patients with low probability of heart attack. Patients receive blood tests, a stress test, repeated EKGs, have their heart continuously monitored, and are seen by a cardiologist before being discharged.