Don’t ignore Chest Pain, It can be Fatal

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“Action separates the heroes from the spectators. The faster one reaches for help, the better are the chances of the victim’s recovery. In a medical crisis, rush to a multispecialty emergency specialist, preferably, any hospital closest to you.”

Are you feeling a sudden discomfort in your chest or restlessness that makes you weary? It might be due to acidity or an early signs of angina pain that one can suffer from. Just don’t ignore this warning sign as this can be an enduring cardio-vascular complication that can be fatal if not treated on time. You need prompt medical intervention and need to call the doctor on Emergency duty at the nearest hospital.

Emergency medicine plays the most pivotal role in the treatment of patients suffering from acute illness, injuries or accidents in the country. It is one of the most specialised departments equipped to save lives of patients on a daily basis. According to Dr Arijit Bose, Senior Consultant at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, one of the best centres of excellence in Emergency treatment in Kolkata, “As pioneers of Emergency care in India, we have a 24 hours Emergency Care and we offer highest levels of skill, expertise and infrastructure. We are equipped to meet all medical and surgical emergencies, including polytrauma. In addition we have well equipped ambulances manned by trained personnel and doctors.”  

With a team of specialists, trained medical staff and modern imaging systems, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital is prepared to help arrest chest pain and diagnose life-threatening causes of chest pain. So treatment for such underlying conditions can start immediately. The centre is also well-equipped to handle any potential cardiac emergencies, and has a round-the-clock team dedicated to ensuring that one gets the best and right kind of care at the right time.

In case one develops a sudden chest pain or breathing difficulty, Apollo has a dedicated Chest Pain unit. According to Dr Bose it would make a difference and save lives of cardiac patients who visit here for similar complications.

In such critical cases, POC Test is being conducted which is kind of a blood test. Echo is also conducted for same as it takes about 15 minutes to know the risks with regard to Chest Pain. 128 slice CT scan is the latest technology for best results and prognosis. In the initial 0-4 hours of Chest Pain, people show normal ECG which might vary from time to time depending upon the severity of the disease.

Chest pain can occur in a variety of ways, ranging from a sharp stab to a dull ache. In certain cases, the pain can seem crushing or burning, while in other cases, it can travel up one’s neck, into the jaw, and radiate through back or one or both of the problems. Many different problems can cause chest pain. At Apollo, proper diagnosis is done to know the accurate result.