Chest Pain

WWhen your family physician or cardiologist suspects a problem, you’ll be referred to the Cardiac & Vascular Center and Halifax Regional Cardiology for testing.

A cardiac catheterization could be one of the first steps. A tiny flexible tube is passed through your arteries to your heart. Then a dye is injected through the tube and is observed using a small dose of X-ray. The procedure helps to check blood flow and blood pressure in the arteries and chambers of your heart. Then a determination is made for the best course of treatment. In severe cases, a stent or coronary bypass may be indicated. If a stent is needed, it can now be placed here at Halifax Regional.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about this procedure by clicking here.

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