The Rush Outpatient Chest Pain Center is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. It is the only center of its kind in Chicago to provide patients with a cardiac chest pain evaluation and heart attack risk assessment in a single visit. Learn more about what it means to be a chest pain center.
Bob was climbing a hill when a severe pain in his chest brought him to his knees. When his primary care doctor referred him to a cardiologist, he was told that testing and getting results could take weeks. He opted for the Outpatient Chest Pain Center at Rush.
Patients who visit the Outpatient Chest Pain Center at Rush receive a thorough assessment of their risk factors and overall heart health. Patients first meet with a cardiologist to review their medical history, and then receive multiple heart tests, as appropriate, which may include the following:
64-slice CT angiogram
Fasting is required for tests. Following the tests, patients meet with the physician that same morning to discuss findings regarding chest pain and receive recommendations to lower the risk of a heart attack.