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Chest Pain

Several heart conditions, including angina, can produce chest pain.

Call 911 for emergency help if chest pain comes on suddenly, spreads or is accompanied by breathing problems, rapid heart rate, nausea or other side effects.

The Pilla Heart Center’s Chest Pain Program has the latest evaluation methods for chest pain. Abington Health also has the only regional trauma center in Montgomery County. Our heart specialists can determine the cause of chest pain and give the newest treatments quickly.

Causes and Symptoms of Chest Pain

Angina is chest pain that feels like squeezing, pressure or tightness and may radiate to other parts of the body. An aortic tear (aortic dissection) or a heart attack may cause sudden or severe pain.

All chest pain occurrences should be discussed with a physician.

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The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

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