Chest Pain Evaluation
Patients with chest pain are a diagnostic challenge given the wide array of possible causes, including a potentially life-threatening condition. Some patients (e.g diabetics) may present without classic chest pain but have symptoms of breathlessness, weakness, nausea and vomiting, palpitations, or fainting.
A detailed history (including family history) and physical examination are needed to aid in the initial assessment. Depending on the clinical evaluation, relevant blood tests, Xrays, ECG, echocardiogram, invasive coronary angiogram, CT cardiac and stress testing may be done to reach an accurate diagnosis.
Consult Dr Ang to discuss an appropriate treatment plan for your heart condition.