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What happens if I go to the hospital because of chest pain?

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Not everyone who goes to the ER with chest pain is admitted to the hospital. But if there’s a good chance that the pain is due to a heart attack or other serious condition, you will be.

For the first 24 hours after a heart attack, you’re usually in a coronary care unit (CCU) or an intensive care unit (ICU). There, skilled staff will closely check your heart. You'll get electrocardiograms, blood tests, and possibly other tests. Doctors will keep close watch over you and give you meds as needed.

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eMedicineHealth: "Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

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eMedicineHealth: "Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

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