What to do if you have Chest Pain?
This message brought to you by Dr. Eric Zoog, Baptist Emergency Services
Do Not Ignore Chest Pain. It could be a serious condition. Chest pain or heaviness that radiates to the neck, jaw or arms, accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, and dizziness may be a sign of a cardiac problem.
Time is muscle. The longer you delay getting help, the more damage you could be doing to your heart.
Baptist's ER offers a Chest Pain Observation Unit designated to provide specialized care to patients experiencing chest pain. Patients benefit from treatment protocols based on the latest scientific findings from the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Heart Association. Baptist is also the first hospital in the Metro Jackson area to receive Chest Pain Accreditation by The Society of Chest Pain Centers.
To learn more about Baptist's Chest Pain Observation Unit, visit www.mbhs.org.