Prompt, High-Quality Care
Chest pain is discomfort or pain that is felt anywhere along the front of the body between the neck and upper abdomen. Though many people with chest pain fear a heart attack, there are many possible causes. When in doubt, it's best to seek immediate medical attention for chest pain by calling 9-1-1.
Angina is one type of heart-related chest pain. This pain occurs because the heart is not getting enough blood and oxygen. Angina pain can be similar to the pain of a heart attack. Other chest pain causes are mildly inconvenient, while others are serious, and even life-threatening.
Virtua's chest pain protocols allow for rapid identification of the causes of chest pain and provide prompt, high-quality care to all patients. The all-digital cardiac catheterization labs at Virtua Memorial and Virtua Marlton are equipped with the latest technology to diagnose narrowed or blocked arteries. These labs are designated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services to provide emergency intervention including emergency angioplasty and stenting for high-risk patients experiencing a heart attack.