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Accredited Chest Pain Center

Metro Health is proud to have received designation as an accredited Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology. The accreditation process is designed to help maintain a high standard of care for patients experiencing chest pain – including heart attack patients as well as those with acute angina or atypical chest pain. Metro Health Hospital received the prestigious percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI) designation from the American College of Cardiology. PCI, commonly known as angioplasty, is the process of clearing a blocked or narrowed coronary artery that could potentially lead to a heart attack. Metro Health’s accreditation as a Chest Pain Center is an additional milestone in comprehensive and patient-centered care.

Procedures & Interventions

  • Chest X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT) of chest
  • Computed tomography angiogram (CTA) of chest
  • Laboratory testing hematology panels, chemistry panels including cardiac risk profile, Troponin I, CKMB, myoglobin, and BNP. Troponin is our cardiac biomarker of choice
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG / ECG)
  • Bedside echocardiogram
  • Stress echocardiogram exercise or medication
  • Myocardial perfusion scan exercise or medication
  • Cardiac viability scan
  • Graded Exercise Test (GXT) stress echo without images, unless patient is in pain
  • Multiple-gated acquisition scan (MUGA scan)
  • Heart catheterization left heart with or without right heart
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Noninvasive and invasive hemodynamic monitoring in all critical care areas
  • Continuous portable telemetry monitoring