If you're experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your nearest ER.
Chest Pain Observation at Medical Center Jewish South provides low-risk chest pain patients prompt diagnosis and high-quality treatment. Patients admitted to the program can expect to be discharged or transferred to an inpatient facility within 23 hours.
You may qualify for the Chest Pain Observation program if you have no major cardiac history and arrive at Medical Center Jewish South’s Emergency Department with initial complaints of chest pain. An electrocardiogram (EKG) will gather electrical activity of your heart to check for signs of heart disease. Labs and stress tests may also be completed to help determine treatment options.
Our goal with chest pain observation is to get you diagnosed and on a treatment plan within 15 to 18 hours of arrival. This includes having the stress test completed on the same day or within 72 hours of discharge.
Don’t take chances if you experience any signs of a heart attack. First, call 9-1-1. Then, trust the experts at KentuckyOne Health. We have the experience and the technology to offer the most complete range of diagnostic and interventional heart care services available anywhere in the region.