CHEST PAIN CENTRE

ROUND THE CLOCK

HEART CARE

ROUND THE CLOCK

HEART CARE

About Chest Pain Centre

The Chest Pain Centre at BMB is a 24/7 speciality facility dedicated to treating patients suffering from acute chest pain. The unit is fully equipped to offer emergency procedures like intubation, defibrillation, BIPAP etc. and is staffed with doctors and nurses who are specially trained in ACLS and are experienced in handling cardiac emergencies.

As chest pain could be cardiac or non-cardiac related, timely diagnosis and immediate treatment is imperative. As soon as the patient is brought in, at the triaging stage, the symptoms are assessed and a complete evaluation is done using equipment like ECG, TROP T and ECHO etc. Patients who have suffered a Myocardial Infarction are transferred to cath lab for primary angioplasty after taking consent and with least door to balloon time as needed. Non-cardiac patients after stabilisation are (if required) transferred to the respective department or discharged.

For more details, contact – 033 3040 3090

Cardiac Causes

of chest pain

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About Chest Pain Centre

The Chest Pain Centre at BMB is a 24/7 speciality facility dedicated to treating patients suffering from acute chest pain. The unit is fully equipped to offer emergency procedures like intubation, defibrillation, BIPAP etc. and is staffed with doctors and nurses who are specially trained in ACLS and are experienced in handling cardiac emergencies.

As chest pain could be cardiac or non-cardiac related, timely diagnosis and immediate treatment is imperative. As soon as the patient is brought in, at the triaging stage, the symptoms are assessed and a complete evaluation is done using equipment like ECG, TROP T and ECHO etc. Patients who have suffered a Myocardial Infarction are transferred to cath lab for primary angioplasty after taking consent and with least door to balloon time as needed. Non-cardiac patients after stabilisation are (if required) transferred to the respective department or discharged.

For more details, contact – 033 3040 3090

Cardiac Causes

of chest pain

Cardiac Causes of Chest Pain

Heart attack or myocardial infarction: When a blood clot in an artery of the heart blocks blood flow to the heart muscles, it could lead to heart attack.

Angina: When plaques (cholesterol) build up in the walls of arteries and restrict blood supply to the heart, they cause chest pain also called angina.

Symptoms

  • Pressure, fullness or tightness in the chest, especially during exertion
  • Crushing or searing pain that radiates to the back, neck, jaw, shoulders and arms, especially left arm
  • Pain that lasts more than a few minutes, goes away, and comes back or varies in intensity
  • Shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, nausea or blackouts
  • Diabetes patients should remain more vigilant regarding symptoms as chest pain occur again in 10-15% patient event with heart attack

Non – Cardiac Causes of Chest Pain

  • Heartburn or acidity
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Oesophageal (food pipe) spasm
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Musculoskeletal causes (such as sore muscles or injured ribs)
  • Lung- related problems
  • Panic attack or anxiety

Symptoms

  • Pain lasting seconds, that comes suddenly and not caused by physical or mental stress
  • A burning sensation behind your breastbone (sternum) with both cardiac and non-cardiac pain
  • A sour taste or a sensation of food re-entering your mouth
  • Pain that gets better or worse when you change your body position
  • Pain that intensifies when you breathe deeply or cough
  • Tenderness when you push on your chest

Chest Pain in Children

While chest pain in children is very rare and mild, it could indicate a congenital heart disorder. BMB has the competence and facility to diagnose and evaluate the presence of heart disorder in children. If diagnosed and treated at early stages, the disorder can be cured and the child can live a pain free life.

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